Solved

Excel temp files created on a mapped drive

Posted on 2011-02-22
1
512 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have users with Excel 2003 and Excel 2007 who open up 10Mb files on a remote server via a mapped drive. Once opening the files they crerate a temp file in the same directory as the file they open and this seems to slow them down. All recovery and file save options are turned off but the file is still created.

is there any way to stop these temp files being created there or can they be created locally as the link to the server is small and slow.

Thanks Phil
0
Comment
Question by:philmartin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Sikhumbuzo Ntsada earned 500 total points
ID: 34958095
There is no way of switching off the temp file from being created, it is required that excel drop a temp file where the original file resides, you will need to get the users to copy the file over locally, then save on the remote server when they are done.

This will work because there is no way you can have multiply users using the same file over the network.

Secondly the slowdown might be caused by RAM issues check if you have enough, 10 MB excel files tend to use a lot of resources.


0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Workbook link problems after copying tabs to a new workbook? David Miller (dlmille) Intro Have you either copied sheets to a new workbook, and after having saved and opened that workbook, you find that there are links back to the original sou…
This article describes a serious pitfall that can happen when deleting shapes using VBA.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate the scrolling table in Microsoft Excel using the INDEX function.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question