Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder disappeared.

by dsheldon3 / January 30, 2007 12:26 AM PST

Was deleting a suspicious file from my Windows TEMP folder. I clicked on the suspicious file then clicked the delete button,and both the file and TEMP folder disappeared.I did a search for my TEMP folder on my computer and it is no where to be found.I also tried restoring the registry but my TEMP folder is still gone.Do I really need the C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder ?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder disappeared.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder disappeared.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2007 12:59 AM PST

You can assign the temp folder as you wish in this OS.


Collapse -
Thanks for replying.
by dsheldon3 / January 30, 2007 1:08 AM PST
In reply to: No.

Thanks for replying.I just created a new TEMP folder.But just curious,though, if I hadn't created the new folder where would all the files go that usually get stuck in my TEMP folder go?

Collapse -
Where is temp?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 30, 2007 1:47 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for replying.

It doesn't have to be \windows\temp. You can put this anywhere. Sorry if I didn't tell how, here's why. This OS is over 7 years old and the prior versions some 12 years old which use the same setting to tell where temp is. After using an OS for this long I may skip the details.


Collapse -
how can i define the path to put temp file into a ramdisk
by shohug_0301012 / December 18, 2008 4:35 PM PST
In reply to: Where is temp?

i want to put the temp file into a ramdisk which behaves like a drive of hard disk. i will be gratefull if anyone heilp me

Collapse -
Re: temp folder
by Kees Bakker / December 18, 2008 9:02 PM PST
Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?