# How to increase Temp folder size on windows server 2003

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

1. ### sachinGuest

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.

sachin, Dec 4, 2007

2. ### Pegasus $$MVP$$Guest

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

3. ### sachinGuest

My file system is already NTFS. I have 9 GB free on C:. Total volume size is
20GB.

sachin, Dec 4, 2007
4. ### Pegasus $$MVP$$Guest

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