TECH: TMP files that won't go away

Subject: TECH: TMP files that won't go away
From: John Cornellier <john -dot- cornellier -at- PARIS -dot- CARDS -dot- DELARUE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 1997 17:51:41 GMT

After my colleague complained of "hard disk full" messages, I checked her PC and
found 700MB of .TMP files! Seven hundred megabytes.

They were in the temp directory defined in autoexec.bat. They were also in all
the directories containing Word docs on which she had worked. Her Win95 OS often
crashes, so I wonder whether Office (latest version, with patch) is not cleaning
up after itself when not closed normally.

Ideally I'd like to stop the PC crashing. If I can't do that then I'd like to
stop Office leaving TMP files all over the place. If I can't do either of those,
then does anything like XDEL exist which I can put in autoexec.bat to get rid of
TMP in all subdirs?

Will summarise to list if appropriate.

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