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FAQ: What is creating the xx scratch files in ARCHOME?

Question

What is creating the xx scratch files in ARCHOME?

Answer

ArcSDE for Coverages writes xx scratch files into ARCHOME by default.

These files can be redirected to a different location by setting the ARCTMPDIR environment variable.

On UNIX:
setenv ARCTMPDIR <scratch_file_directory_path>

On Windows NT/2000:
Navigate to Control Panel > System and open Environment. Click in the System variables window and set the path for ARCTMPDIR.

To have this environmental setting take effect, you must stop and restart the service.