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Information provided describes how to create a system environment variable that redirects temporary and scratch files generated during many ArcInfo Workstation or ArcGIS processes.
Below are examples of why types of processes are affected by this system environment variable:
By default, temporary or scratch files are written to the current workspace for ArcInfo Workstation and to the system temporary directory for ArcGIS. These temporary files can be redirected to another directory by setting the ARCTMPDIR system environment variable to an alternate location.
This is advantageous if:
Use the following procedure to set an ARCTMPDIR system environment variable:
variable name: ARCTMPDIR variable value: C:\temp
Note: Replace c:\temp in the above with a disk location appropriate for the current user. The current user must have full read/write access to this location.