OpenOffice temporary files in my documents

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OpenOffice temporary files in my documents

Postby jpharrold » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:11 pm

I keep getting a lot of Open Office temporary files in my 'My Documents' folder. Why is this happening and how can I change it? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby TheGurkha » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:24 pm

Hi and welcome to the forums.

Tools > Options > OpenOffice.org > Paths allows you to specify the location of the temp folder to be used.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby acknak » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:25 pm

Temporary files? Like what? Can you give an example?

What is the setting under Tools > Options > OO.org > Paths > Temporary files?

... Oops--I see Gurkha's has already answered.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby jpharrold » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:22 am

It's already set to C:/Documents and Settings/Home/Local Settings/Temp and there's a few temp files in there but i've still got a lot of temp files coming to 'my documents'. I've noticed in the past other temp files that weren't OO temp files that were showing up too in my documents. Maybe something else is going on. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby Hagar Delest » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:45 am

Are you talking about files with a name like .~lock.filename.odx# (where 'x' is t, s, ... depending on the file type)? If so, it's a lock file to prevent other users to access the file.

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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby tn@BeWo » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:02 pm

jpharrold wrote:It's already set to C:/Documents and Settings/Home/Local Settings/Temp and there's a few temp files in there... other temp files... showing up too in my documents. Maybe something else is going on.
There's certainly something else going on. Are you sure that the temp path is set up correctly (OS-wise)? On the XP machine, I'm currently using, it's different and I don't think it has been tweaked. And if the path is correct, how about access rights?
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby jpharrold » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:04 pm

No, here is a sampling of what I'm talking about. Also, they are all between 48-52MB in size and all were created at very odd hours of the morning, i.e. times when I would not even be awake or use OO. Under properties they all are supposed to open with OO, but then I click on them and an error message comes up saying the file is not a valid win32 application.
~of945
~of958
~of973
~of975
~of1447
~ofA1F
etc
etc
Hope this helps, thanks.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby tn@BeWo » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:09 pm

Never saw anything like this coming from OOo. Looks rather like garbage from a disk maintenance tool (supported by the hours you report).
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby acknak » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:13 pm

Doesn't look like OOo temp files to me, either.

When I have a document open, OOo makes temp files like this:
    $ ls -1 /tmp/sv3i5.tmp
    sv3i7.tmp
    sv3i9.tmp
    sv3ib.tmp
    sv3id.tmp
    sv3if.tmp
    sv3j6.tmp
    sv3j7.tmp
That's on Linux; it could be different on Windows, I suppose.
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Re: Open Office temporary files in my documents

Postby RoryOF » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:01 pm

I'd suggest an indepth virus check, checking all files and boot sector; I use AVGfree when I need a virus checker - I found McAfee used bring my system to its knees, and Norton took over the entire machine.
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