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The Import Message tool does not delete temporary files.

Last Published: January 27, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000081279
SubmittedJanuary 28, 2015
Last ModifiedMarch 30, 2022
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2.1
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System VersionN/A
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

This issue will not be addressed within the current product support cycle. Contact Technical Support if the issue continues to affect work in a supported release.


Running the tool from ArcCatalog or ArcMap periodically cleans up the leftover files. However, this process is only possible if running interactively, as opposed to running the process through a scheduled task or another similar approach.

The system .tmp folders can also be periodically cleaned out by some other user or task. This is not ideal, especially if there are multiple temporary folder locations or different users.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000081279


  • ArcGIS for Desktop

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