2003 Office Excel .tmp files not deleted upon file save


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KTM Warrior

When saving file, Xcel generates .tmp file xls.~RFe17931.TMP in same folder
with the .xls file. Can manually delete, but if I open the file and save
again, it generates another .tmp file with different name (of course)
RFe4f49c.TMP. My question is why is the .TMP not automatically deleted.
This only happens in two subfolders containing Xcel files and no other
folders which contain Xcel files.
 
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KTM Warrior

Dave Peterson said:
Not excel--it's AVG.

One person posted that they saw files that had names like: ~RF26c83af.TMP.

It was caused by AVG.

Thanks Dave,

I've found the same problem with the newest update on Trend Micro Internet
Security.
 
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DKP

KTM Warrior said:
When saving file, Xcel generates .tmp file xls.~RFe17931.TMP in same folder
with the .xls file. Can manually delete, but if I open the file and save
again, it generates another .tmp file with different name (of course)
RFe4f49c.TMP. My question is why is the .TMP not automatically deleted.
This only happens in two subfolders containing Xcel files and no other
folders which contain Xcel files.
 
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Dave Peterson

Saved from a previous post:
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If those .tmp files look like: ...\VB*.tmp

I searched google again for "\vb" and .tmp and got a few hits.

One of them:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mi...caad1c774cc?lnk=st&q=&rnum=3#061eecaad1c774cc
or
http://snipurl.com/1339g

One person posted that they saw files that had names like: ~RF26c83af.TMP.

It was caused by AVG.

You can read her description in this thread:
http://groups.google.co.uk/group/mi...ct:autorecover"&rnum=2&hl=en#cccd4eed0638e395

or
http://snipurl.com/jyus

A while ago, someone posted back that uninstalling something called "Panda
ClientShield" fixed a similar problem.

Even if you're not running "Panda ClientShield", you could try disabling this
program to see if the problem goes away.

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ps. I didn't remember correctly. That thread from Wendy (#7) does indeed point
to AVG as the culprit.
 
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oldneophyte

My problem is similar; however, I can't delete the .tmp files and they keep
multiplying every time I open and close a shared file.
As I don't know what AVG is, the cause means nothing to me. My .tmp files
do not look like that which you sited below. The extension appears as:
..xls~RF924075.tmp. I have 2003 Excel and recently updated Trend Micro and
Microsoft Security Essentials on different computers that are networked.
 
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oldneophyte

I have read and reread the suggestions listed and none seem to address my
exact problem. From what I can gather, the problem lies within one of my
recently added antivirus programs and how they are interacting with Excel.
What I don't understand is that if I turn them off, I'm not protected. If I
leave them on, I will have no space left on my computer as the temporary
files are consuming it. Feeling helpless...
 
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Gord Dibben

If it is your AV application that is creating the *.tmp files, most AV
applications have a settings menu where you can designate which file types
are ignored.

Check your pqarticular app for these settings and set it to ignore Excel
files.


Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP
 
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GORSO

Hi, Have you solved this problem?
I'm facing the same problem as you, but I can't find the solution yet.
Please let me know if you've got it.
Best regards.
Gus
 

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