One thing I can't figure out though: How do you tell Windows XP where to put its Windows Update temporary files? I have a new problem: according to your instruction, I changed TEMP and TMP to E:? Usually I have 2 accounts (admin and user) in my Win XP and I use this method to keep temp files in one location. both account's temp folder and the system temp are same. Because all accounts (admin, user and any built-in ones ) and the system access same folder, I change the folder's permission as "Everyone | Full access". However, if I would like to have temp environment changed for all my users who logon to a Terminal Service, how do I do that. I need to change it for all my users do to an application which does not like long paths for TEMP.
It seems to just pick the drive with the most free space, which is not what I want it to do. I have Windows XP on a partition, and I tried copying a batch of files from an external drive to another partition, next thing you know Windows has spat its dummy because the C: drive is full (to the brim! I was dreading the prospect of having to reboot from scratch, but now I've changed the location of the Windows temp folder - so big thanks! TEMP,but the Adobe is a;ways installed to C drive not E drive, very anoying. And my question: recently I moved to Win7 and found that I can use this method only for admin account. Does this move the files, or just change the pointer for any new entries?
I tried uninstall to reinstall and the system said that critical files are missing.
When inserting the disc to reinstall CS3, it gets as far as Adobe set up window, then it goes off the screen without continuing set up. FYI I have renamed temp files G:\Local Settings\Temp. It might also be beneficial for this person to put their swap file on E: if that's a fast drive.
If you scroll down in the bottom list labeled System Variables you'll find TMP and TEMP again.
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Aside from your small C: partition, you're describing a reasonably good set up.
By moving your temporary files to E: you should not only get an improvement in available space on C:, but things might also speed up just a tad.