2nd October 2019


Where are the temporary files saved?

First "Temp" folder which is found in "C:Windows" directory is a system folder and is used by Windows to store temporary files. Second "Temp" folder is stored in "%USERPROFILE%AppDataLocal" directory in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 and in "%USERPROFILE%Local Settings" directory in Windows XP and previous versions.

Then, where are office temp files stored?

Excel automatically saves every 10 minutes to the default location of "C: Documents and Settings<username>Local SettingsTemp" or "C:Users<username>AppDataLocalTemp" on Windows 7/Vista. The files are identifiable as they are saved as a number .tmp e.g. "28.tmp".