*.tmp file creation in Excel



Everytime I open an Excel and work with it, a *.tmp file is created. It will
look like this: Itinerary.xls~RF65c4641.

When I close Excel, these *.tmp files don't close and I'm unable to delete

I know that in Word a backup file can be created while you work and those
files close when Word or the file you're working on is closed. I looked for
something like this in Excel but couldn't find anything like that.




Dave Peterson

Saved from a previous post:

Add some controls to a worksheet from the control toolbox toolbar and you'll see
some .tmp files in the %temp% folder. But I've never seen excel put them in any
other location.

If those .tmp files look like: ...\VB*.tmp

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

One of them:

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:


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.


Currently, the only security programs I have are Norton, CCleaner and
AdAware. I don't have AVG.

I have used XoftSpySE and Spyware up until about last year and I have since
uninstalled them. I've also used Windows Live OneCare, Trend Micro HouseCall
and Panda Online Scan but it's been awhile since I've used them.

Could any of these be a problem?



Dave Peterson

I don't know. I don't use any of them except Adaware and I've never had any
trouble with that.

Maybe you could temporarily disable the AV programs currently running (one by
one) and see if that helps. If the problem goes away after disabling one of
them, I'd bet you found the culprit.

(But I still don't think that this is an excel problem.)

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