Error when trying to use Office programs: "...could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable."
Microsoft "pseudo-support/help" says edit registry Cache entry.
Here's what the registry says now:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Cache E:\overflow from c drive\Temporary Internet Files
Since I have no E:\ drive, this concerns me. I migrated the OS from a hard drive to a SSD prior to Win 10 upgrade, but had no problems with Office under Win 7.
Disk Management shows an E: drive; however, it has a little disc in the icon so I assume it refers to the optical drive I removed to put in another machine? The info shown in DM about this imaginary drive is Layout: Simple, Type: Basic, File System: RAW, Status: Healthy (Primary), Capacity: 0 MB, Free Space: 0 MB, %Free: 100%.
This may or may not be related/important to my current issue, this is the first entry in the registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\(Default) (Value not set)
Win 10 is on C:\drive & I want anything else to go to N:\drive. All of the other registry entries on this screen refer to either the C:\ or N:\ drives. No others point to E:\.
Any guidance as to exactly what needs to be entered for Cache in place of the reference to a drive that does not exist? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Back in the day I was told not to go rooting around in the registry because there were no user-serviceable things inside. (Sort of like the engine compartment of my car.[Sigh])