A. The are a number of "temp" variables, mainly temp and tmp and the values of these can be changed as follows:
- Start the System control panel applet
- Select the Environment tab
- Under "User Variables" select temp (or temp) and its value will be displayed. Modify it in the Value box and click Set.
- Once you have made all changes click Apply then OK
Alternatively you can directly edit the registry to make these changes
- Start the registry editor
- Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment
- Double click on the variable, e.g. temp and edit the value. Once complete click OK
- Close the registry editor
A final method from the command line is to use the SET command
C:\> set temp=d:\temp
Most Windows applications such as Word check the variable 'tmp' for the location of temporary files and not 'temp' so make sure you modify 'tmp' and not just 'temp'.