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Old 13-07-2013, 17:12
Tony Richards
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After a major virus problem I had my PC rebuilt (Vista). Now when I edit word files the temporary files used stay in the documents folder and do not clear even when the PC is rebooted. I can delete them manually but this should not happen. I've read up on this but the solution seems complicated. Is there a simple way of sorting this? Strangely files using Publisher or Excel do not seem to have this problem. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 13-07-2013, 17:51
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As you say you had the PC rebuilt this may be linked to your file permissions in folders that Word wants to use. If you do not normally login with full admin rights you might try that and see if it makes any difference.

Word's use of temporary files is complicated beyond belief, as described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/211632/en-us
When you read the first part it looks as if it was written for ancient versions of Word but check at the end and you will see that it applies to all recent versions up to 2010.
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Old 14-07-2013, 07:15
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Perhaps you are now just seeing hidden files you didn't see before. Have you changed the options in Explorer?
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Old 14-07-2013, 14:17
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Thanks both of you.
I am logged with fill admin rights.
Don't quite see what Explorer has to do with a document issue (but I may be a bit ignorant).
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Old 14-07-2013, 14:46
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Thanks both of you.
I am logged with fill admin rights.
Don't quite see what Explorer has to do with a document issue (but I may be a bit ignorant).
Windows Explorer, not Internet Explorer.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...show-hide.html
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:07
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Thanks I will have a look at that.
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