How to increase Temp folder size on windows server 2003

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by sachin, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. sachin

    sachin Guest

    I have windows server 2003. I am running an application which utilises temp
    folder. When the size of data of application excees 3.8 GB in temp folder it
    fails.Hence I want to incease size of temp folder. Is there any way by which
    I can change the size of temp folder under C:\DOCUME~1\<user
    directory>\LOCALS~1\Temp.

    Thanks in advance
     
    sachin, Dec 4, 2007
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  2. Folders don't have a "size limit" but partitions do, depending
    on the file system you use. I suspect it's FAT32 in your case.
    Convert it to NTFS to resolve your problem. Servers should
    not have FAT32 partitions anyway - it's a legacy file system.
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Dec 4, 2007
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  3. sachin

    sachin Guest

    My file system is already NTFS. I have 9 GB free on C:. Total volume size is
    20GB.
     
    sachin, Dec 4, 2007
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  4. Open a Command Prompt and type this command
    to create a 6 GByte file on the fly:

    fsutil file createnew "%temp%\big.bin" 6000000000

    Report the error message you see if the command does not
    work. If it works then your claim that the temp directory
    cannot take large files is incorrect.

    Remember to delete big.bin when finished!
     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Dec 4, 2007
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