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Can I somehow change where temporary files are stored in Windows 7?

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What type of temp files? – soandos Jul 12 '12 at 18:36
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The short answer no. Due to the way UAC works this is tightly controlled by the operating system. I would suggest just running Disk Cleanup periodically to ensure that it doesn't get filled to quickly.

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Ok. Not a big deal, was just curious :) Thanks! – Svish Jul 17 '09 at 15:55
What about System Properties->Environment Variables, and the TEMP,TMP folders? – Chris S Jul 17 '09 at 16:36
@ChrisS Those are not used by Windows. Only by the Command Prompt – BinaryMisfit Jul 17 '09 at 16:40
If I correctly recall, there was a way to change the temporary folder used in previous versions of Windows; I think it was necessary to change the value in the configuration registry. I don't know if that is changed in Windows 7; this is the reason I am not posting this note as an answer. – kiamlaluno Jun 22 '10 at 13:14

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