> FIRST: Thank you for responding!
I hope you can pardon us regulars for not responding as faithfully to posts in this NG as we used to only a few months ago. Traffic in this Newsgroup alone has approximately doubled in only a few short months. I used to be able to claim with confidence that I read *every* post to this NG (the only one I usually attend.) These days, I can barely even *read* half of them, let alone respond.
In response to the rest of your follow-up, below:
1. The "3D" reference is a blank space on my reader. This is a known issue involving the encoding you are using to read my messages. If you pull up the previous message, and play with the Encoding settings in the View menu, you may find the problem--I'm not sure, I forget the exact issue involved.
2. It was my mistake to refer to the Registry as a place to check. I have done so much manual resetting of drive letters and default folder settings in the Registry that it stuck in my mind that the TEMP folder designation was one of them--it's not. But, beyond autoexec.bat & config.sys, a search of system.ini, win.ini, or msdos.sys might turn up something. Also, if a file named wininit.(I forget the extension) exists, it overules msdos.sys, I believe. In fact, a review of a fresh bootlog.txt might point it out.
Even though it doesn't appear to be, TEMP is a system-based folder, with special characteristics and limitations not applied to other folders. Shoving the TIF folder, which is also highly *complex* system "folder" into the TEMP structure may have messed up the default SET TEMP designation more or less permanently. Otherwise, I suspect somewhere else there is hiding a SET TEMP to C:\Windows, instead of C:\Windows\TEMP.
> >2. If what you are saying is that the files that normally would go to =
> >the C:\Windows\TEMP folder are now getting dumped into C:\Windows =
> Correct! Occured EITHER after I moved the TIF dir into the Temp as a sub
> dir/folder OR when I recently moved the TIF dir back out. BTW I used IE
> move to do the TIF move.
> >(nothing to do with TIFs?), then review autoexec.bat & config.sys to =
> >see that there are no SET TEMP=3D or SET TMP=3D statements. If there =
> There are none. BTW: what does the _3D_ above mean? Setting temp dir
> reminds me of the DOS days!
> >3. If the above fails, the easiest thing to do (the other possibility =
> >involves some registry work) is to add the following lines to =
> What registry settings? I have not found any reference to TEMP?? Did I miss
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