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".
Viewing and deleting temporary files. To view and delete temp files, open the Start Menu and type %temp% in the Search field (in Windows XP and prior, click the Run option in the Start Menu and type %temp% in the Run field). Press Enter and a Temp folder should open.
Use the Run command. This not only shows you where the TEMP folder is, it takes you there and opens a Windows Explorer window on it. In the text box that opens, type %TEMP% then press Enter or click OK. The window that opens will show you the files in your TEMP folder.
To do this:
- Exit all programs.
- On the keyboard, hold down the WINDOWS key and then hit R.
- In the Run window, type %TEMP% and then click OK.
- Delete the contents of the folder that opens up.
Step 1: Open the Run command box by simultaneously pressing Windows logo and R keys. Step 2: Type %temp% and then press Enter key to open the Temp folder containing temporary files. Step 3: Select all files and folders and then click the Delete key to delete all temporary files.
Click the Start orb, enter CMD, and press Enter. In the resulting Command Prompt enter the command ECHO %TEMP%. This displays the full path of the actual Temp folder. It will normally take the form C:usersusernameAppDataLocalTemp, where username is your user account name.
Type in %temp% and click on the folder named Temp. 1. (Windows 10) In the search field located to the right of the Start button enter %temp% and click on the folder that appears at the top of the results.
Under the File tab, select "Recent" or "Restore," depending on your software, to open a drop-down menu. Depending on the program, the choices are slightly different. Look for “Recover Unsaved." In Word, it's "Recover Unsaved Documents" or "Restore to Last Saved."
In general, it's safe to delete anything in the Temp folder. Sometimes, you may get a "can't delete because the file is in use" message, but you can just skip those files. For safety, do your Temp directory deleting just after you reboot the computer.
In Windows Vista and 7, the folder is located here: C:Users <user_name> AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet FilesContent.IE5. C:Users <user_name> AppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsTemporary Internet FilesLowContent.IE5.
- Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
- Click Save.
- Select the Save AutoRecover information every x minutes check box.
- In the minutes list, specify how often you want the program to save your data and the program state.
Temporary file. Temporary files are used to help recover lost data if the program or computer is abnormally halted. Microsoft Windows and Windows programs often create a .TMP file as a temporary file.
As the name implies, the temp folder contains files that are only needed temporally. Unfortunately, these files don't always get deleted after their job is done, resulting in wasted drive space. To open the temp folder, click Start or go to the Windows 8 Search charm, type %temp% , and select the folder that appears.
How to recover an unsaved Word document using Microsoft Word 2010, Word 2013, and Word 2016
- Click the File tab / Manage Documents.
- Click the Manage Document button.
- From the drop down list, click Recover Unsaved Documents.
- The Open dialog box opens displaying a list of your unsaved recoverable Word documents.
Q: How to view temporary internet files in Windows 10
- Type Internet Explorer in the search bar and enter.
- Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
- Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Settings.
- In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog box, click View files.
To delete temporary files using the Disk Cleanup utility:
- Close any open applications.
- Open My Computer.
- Right-click the system drive, and then select Properties.
- On the General tab, click Disk Cleanup.
- Scroll down in the Files To Delete list, and then select Temporary Files.
It's worth carrying out a search first to see if the files can be recovered from the recycle bin. If so, getting them back is real easy - just use the 'restore' option on the recycle file menu. In other words, it really counts that file as having deleted status and cannot then access it by the normal means.
The CAB-xxxx files that you see in the C:WindowsTemp folder are some temporary files created by different Windows operations, like installing Updates. You can safely delete these files off from that folder. Alternatively, you can also run a Disc Cleanup to delete the temporary files from your computer.
Recover Lost Documents in Word 2010 and Above
- Open Microsoft Word, and click on “File” option.
- Here, navigate to “info” and then, click on “Manage Versions”.
- You will see a dropdown menu here, click on it and select “Recover Unsaved Documents”.
To delete temporary files:
- Search for Disk cleanup from the taskbar and select it from the list of results.
- Under Files to delete, select the file types to get rid of. To get a description of the file type, select it.
- Select OK.
Microsoft Word 2010 stores previous versions of documents and allow for easy retrieval:
- Open your file (the one that has been overwritten).
- Click on the “File” tab at the top of the Microsoft Word tool bar.
- Click “Info” > “Versions” and select your desired version.
- Click the “Restore” button at the top of the document.