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Excel temp files created on a mapped drive

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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
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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.


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