Excel - 2003 Office Excel .tmp files not deleted upon file save

Asked By KTMWarrio on 12-Feb-08 01:51 PM
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.




Dave Peterson replied on 12-Feb-08 02:19 PM
Not excel--it's AVG.

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/microsoft.public.excel/browse_frm/thread/4fbfd718699c49a4/cccd4eed0638e395?lnk=st&q=group%3A*excel*+insubject%3A%22Duplicate+insubject%3Afiles+insubject%3Aopen+insubject%3Afrom+insubject%3Aautorecover%22&rnum=2&hl=en#cccd4eed0638e395

or
http://snipurl.com/jyus


Read Wendy's response in the 7th post.




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Dave Peterson
KTMWarrio replied on 12-Feb-08 05:21 PM
Thanks Dave,

I have found the same problem with the newest update on Trend Micro Internet
Security.
DKP replied to KTMWarrio on 06-Jan-10 09:34 PM
"KTM Warrior" wrote:
DKP replied to KTMWarrio on 06-Jan-10 09:36 PM
How did you resolve your problem? I have the same thing with my excel files.
Dave Peterson replied to DKP on 06-Jan-10 10:12 PM
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/microsoft.public.excel.programming/browse_frm/thread/2d87fd16570374f/061eecaad1c774cc?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/microsoft.public.excel/browse_frm/thread/4fbfd718699c49a4/cccd4eed0638e395?lnk=st&q=group%3A*excel*+insubject%3A%22Duplicate+insubject%3Afiles+insubject%3Aopen+insubject%3Afrom+insubject%3Aautorecover%22&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 are not running "Panda ClientShield", you could try disabling this
program to see if the problem goes away.

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ps.  I did not remember correctly.  That thread from Wendy (#7) does indeed point
to AVG as the culprit.


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Dave Peterson
oldneophyte replied to Dave Peterson on 17-Feb-10 03:26 PM
My problem is similar; however, I cannot delete the .tmp files and they keep
multiplying every time I open and close a shared file.
As I do not 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.
oldneophyte replied to oldneophyte on 17-Feb-10 04:07 PM
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 do not understand is that if I turn them off, I am 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...
Gord Dibben replied to oldneophyte on 17-Feb-10 04:49 PM
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
GORSO replied to KTMWarrio on 27-May-10 05:11 PM
Hi, Have you solved this problem?
I am facing the same problem as you, but I cannot find the solution yet.
Please let me know if you have got it.
Best regards.
Gus