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My Computer Is A Mess With Tmp Files That I Need!

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#1 Luciddreamer92


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:36 AM

I have to have the word documents I write but when I go back and look at them some look like ghosts and are classified as TMP files, as I don't know what these are and I really NEED the documents in full does anyone have an idea on how to solve this? ~WRL1371.tmp for example or WRL0702.tmp is a vital document for me!

What is going on and how can you help me?

Kind Regards in Advance,


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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:12 AM

What version of Word?
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 12:43 PM

This happens to me, but they go away once you close word (well they do on word 2003)

I have never tried deleting them (but ill try right now with a sample word document)

OK i tried it, but i only get one temp file and its not renamed .tmp, its just the word document with a tilda (~) in front of it and hidden. It deleted itself once i closed word.

I would just ignore them, and if they really annoy you, go into Folder options and uncheck "Show hidden files"
Ghost-looking file icons means that the file is hidden, so if you view these types of files, then you have hidden files shown.

#4 Luciddreamer92

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 11:01 PM

Thanks all,

The local computer shop expert said if I wanted to get back a file marked as tmp to open it and save it in word document then delete the shadow like tmp file.
I had lost some of my work to this weird tmp thing but have all files back now and have got myself a computer stick!


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