Visual Basic creates huge temp files
Posted on 2005-03-28
I have a vb project which I work on using several different computers, depending on where I happen to be. The source code is in source-safe on the server, which I check out to the local computer I happen to be using at the time. The computers are all configured basically the same.
The problem is, on one of the computers, when I try to run/compile the app from the VB IDE, it just kind of stops for about 5 mins before it finishes compiling and runs.
Now I know it is not the size of the app, as it compiles in just a few seconds on the other computers (they are all similar spec, o/s etc).
What I have noticed is that VB writes about 5GB (yes Gigabytes!) worth of temp files in c:\documents and settings\[user profile]\local settings\temp before it will start the app. This is what seems to be taking the time, but I don't understand why it needs to wrtie such huge temp files. This does not happen on the other computers.
Any suggestions? Thanx :)