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Error Creating Temp File- Help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by beccahlovely, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. beccahlovely

    beccahlovely

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    Hi,

    My dell laptop has not been installing updates or anything for the past year or so - yeah, really annoying!!
    I need to update my iphone, but since I cannot even update itunes it's a no-go.
    When I try to update itunes manually (and this error is not just for itunes), it says error creating a temporary file.
    How do I fix this? And once fixed, will I be able to install updates elsewhere?
    I have tried deleting and reinstalling itunes the correct way (in the certain order) - it has not worked.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. KenB

    KenB Registered Members

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    Hi and welcome to CHF

    Try the following:
    Start > Computer > Tools ( from the toolbar ) > Folder Options > View
    scroll down and put a check in "Show Hidden Files / Folders" > OK

    Click Start again > Computer > C: > Windows
    Scroll down and locate the Temp folder > Double click on this
    Click on any file in the Temp folder > Hold CTRL down and press "A" key
    All files will be highlighted.

    Click on the DELETE key.

    This will empty the contents of the Temp folder.
    These are temporary files and are not needed but one of them may be the cause of your problem.
     
  3. beccahlovely

    beccahlovely

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    Thanks for the help - however, I did exactly as you said and it still comes up with the same error.
     
  4. KenB

    KenB Registered Members

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    There is another possibility:

    Start > type in ......cmd ......ENTER
    At the prompt type .......echo %tmp%

    This should give you a path to where Windows is writing temp files.
    Copy this here please.

    And again for this:
    echo %temp%

    There is a space after echo
     

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