Windows Vista strange settings on temp folder AppData\Local\Temp\1

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Nick, May 6, 2009.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    First off, i am trying to figure out what causes my temp folder to move from
    AppData\Local\Temp to AppData\Local\Temp\1. When i log out and log back in,
    then it becomes AppData\Local\Temp\2.

    Secondly, the AppData\Local\Temp\1 folder has strange permissions, where it
    has these users and groups listed:

    each item has 0 permssions.

    Lastly, my app trys to write to this folder using C++ ::CopyFile. It
    crashes rather than returning fasle.
    Thanks for any suggestions.
    Nick Bauer
    Nick, May 6, 2009
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  2. Ǝиçεl, May 7, 2009
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  3. Nick

    Mordecai Guest

    I too am having this problem. What's really strange is that %TEMP% takes me
    to the AppData\Local\Temp\2 directory, but the value for TEMP in advanced
    system settings -> Environment Variables is set to AppData\Local\Temp
    (without the 2). These settings are the same for the administrator and the
    user (obviously they are using different base directories).

    Another note: It appears that some files are dumped to AppData\Local\Temp
    while others are dumped to AppData\Local\Temp\2. I don't see any patterns
    here yet except that the \2 directory has less files.
    Mordecai, May 13, 2009
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