temporary folder


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temporary folder

A folder (directory) used to hold non-permanent files. The folder is easily created and deleted by the user. Windows creates a temporary folder in c:\windows\temp as a common folder for temporary use by applications. See temporary file and temporary Internet files.
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When the infected flash drive is plugged into a computer, the malware makes its move over to the device by copying its malicious code into a temporary folder while the Storewize initialization tools launches.
- Remote auditing instance credentials and temporary folder are now configurable in server configuration pane
It was discovered that PowerLocker consists of a single file that's dropped in the Windows temporary folder and once run on a computer for the first time, it begins encrypting all user files stored on local drives and network shares, except for executable and system files.
The fun only increases if another document is filed in the case while a judge has a file, forcing the clerk to create a temporary folder until the new paperwork can join the main filing.
(The work around for Windows' propensity to rerun the query when opening a hit from the results screen is to create a temporary folder and place shortcuts to the search results in which I am interested.)
(For lost documents, you may be able to retrieve them from the temporary folder, but only immediately after the file has been changed and closed.)
Q WHEN I have downloaded a program to a temporary folder or to disk, Windows tells me that it cannot find Program.exe and I am unable to retrieve the downloaded item.
* Install Programs Without Extracting Them - automatically extract files to a temporary folder, install them, and delete the folder.
This includes deleting all e-mail, everything from "My Documents," and a variety of other files that reside on the desktop and in temporary folders. Unfortunately, once this is completed, you are not finished as the Windows program doesn't let you off that easy.

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