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    greetings,

    whenever a particular user opens office documents on one of our network shares, it creates tons of temp files everywhere with names like this:

    {0B5CF5B5-581D-4D34-8694-B87898361590}.tmp


    has anyone ever seen this before?

  • #2
    Re: office creating tons of temp files with long long file names

    Have a read of this http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632 and understand what Word does when it creates a .tmp file.

    Now post back with a bit more discriptive information so we might have a chance at figuring out your problem.

    eg.

    Is this a Domain or Workgroup?
    What operating system is being used?
    Does it apply to all Office applicatons or just one (eg excel)
    What network permissions are applied to the SHARE?
    How do the affected User's pėrmissions apply to that SHARE?
    Is it just the 1 SHARE that is affected?
    Is it just the 1 user that is affected?
    Have you tried deleting the User Profile and creating a new one?
    Define "tons of temp file everywhere". (None have shown up on my laptop)
    etc
    etc

    This is being moved to the Office Forum for better responses.
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    • #3
      Re: office creating tons of temp files with long long file names

      That was an interesting read but unfortunately it does not apply to my situation.

      I am pretty familiar with the 'normal' temp files that office creates (that usually start with ~ or $ and are hidden files), but this type of temp file I had never seen before (as you can see from the massive GUID-like string filename).

      Turns out it is a somewhat well known pre-SP1 Vista issue in which offline files is not properly syncing.

      Aside from disabling offline files, or updating to SP1, you can run this hotfix:

      http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935663/en-us

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      • #4
        Re: office creating tons of temp files with long long file names

        Also have a read at this on a situation where client side caching and office files meet. Interesting suggestion about share permissions there: http://blogs.technet.com/ad/archive/...nd-office.aspx
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        • #5
          Re: office creating tons of temp files with long long file names

          Ah yes, Vista and offline files. I am glad that pertinent information was included in your initial post. Most helpful.
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