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outlook could not create work file [message #252443] Wed, 12 December 2007 15:23 Go to next message
satcoms  is currently offline satcoms
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every time i open outlook i get this message ''outlook could not create work
file, check temp environment variable'' then program is not working. Please
any help
Re: outlook could not create work file [message #252504] Wed, 12 December 2007 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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satcoms <satcoms@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> every time i open outlook i get this message ''outlook could not
> create work file, check temp environment variable'' then program is
> not working. Please any help

Open a command prompt window and enter

echo %temp%
echo %tmp%

What do you see?
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]



Re: outlook could not create work file [message #288681] Tue, 01 April 2008 23:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ericr61  is currently offline ericr61
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"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> satcoms <satcoms@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > every time i open outlook i get this message ''outlook could not
> > create work file, check temp environment variable'' then program is
> > not working. Please any help
>
> Open a command prompt window and enter
>
> echo %temp%
> echo %tmp%
>
> What do you see?
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
> Could you be more descriptive in your solution?
here is what I see, after your suggestion
C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp
Re: outlook could not create work file [message #288773] Wed, 02 April 2008 09:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Brian Tillman  is currently offline Brian Tillman
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ericr61 <ericr61@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

> C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp

Can you open that folder in Wndows Explorer? Have you tried emptying that
folder?
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Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Re: outlook could not create work file [message #290198] Mon, 07 April 2008 07:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ericr61  is currently offline ericr61
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"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> ericr61 <ericr61@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp
>
> Can you open that folder in Wndows Explorer? Have you tried emptying that
> folder?
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
>
> Opened folder and it contained : C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Reinhardt\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
I deleted file D42E~Temp
Thanks for your help. Is there anywhere else I can go to check on the error
message in outlook: "could not create the work file: Check temp environment
variable".
much appreciated Brian,
Eric
Re: outlook could not create work file [message #290199] Mon, 07 April 2008 08:00 Go to previous message
ericr61  is currently offline ericr61
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"Brian Tillman" wrote:

> ericr61 <ericr61@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> > C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp
>
> Can you open that folder in Wndows Explorer? Have you tried emptying that
> folder?
> --
> Brian Tillman [MVP-Outlook]
Brian, after sending you my response to this last post, I tried this:
>
> I just ran the echo cmd you mentioned above and this time it looks like this:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Reinhardt>
C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp

C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Reinhardt>
C:\DOCUME~1\ERICRE~1\LOCALS~1\Temp

C:\Documents and Settings\Eric Reinhardt>
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