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Where does Windows 10 store its truly temporary files?

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#1 SupermanPrime


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 08:58 AM

I've recently discovered it's possible to have a tmpfs in Windows too (actually called a RamDisk) and I was wondering what folder should I put in them.


Where does Windows store its application cache and temporary files that are not meant to survive a reboot?


EDIT: SOLUTION: Surprise, it's in the temp folder.

Edited by SupermanPrime, 30 July 2018 - 09:17 AM.

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#2 RjMaan


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:18 AM

I think the windows 10 also has the temp folder where it stores all the temporary files.

#3 Mason21


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Posted 30 July 2018 - 01:22 PM

Yes. You can Windows key- and R and type %temp% then go back and type Windows key -R again and type temp  ...  Those are your temp files

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 06:43 PM

Hi, you can control this, it is an environment variable, Win + r keys in the run dialogue box copy paste:-


Rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL Sysdm.cpl,,3 (press enter)


Select "Environment Variables" here you can set them, many of us use c:\windows\temp, as the location for both settings. (Temp Tmp).


An elevated cmd prompt type:- set > 0 & notepad 0 (press enter) will reveal all the set variables.

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