Solved

Window 2008 creating *.tmp files

Posted on 2014-01-29
1
453 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-02
Twice in the last couple of months we've found that a application.ini file appears to have been renamed to application.ini.tmp.

We don't have an explanation for this, but the date/time stamp of the file seems to correlate to when we've had to recycle a service (which runs an application) or reboot the book (which would also stop a service).

Can anyone confirm or refute the theory that if a service won't shutdown gracefully and is holding open a file (in this case this *.ini file) or maybe in general if files are still open during a reboot that Windows may create a *.tmp copy of those "open" files in some situation?

It seems like a nice "fail safe" although, the downside of it is that the renamed file won't be found by the service.
0
Comment
Question by:klamerus
[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 3

Accepted Solution

by:
DEVLitehouse earned 500 total points
ID: 39818308
No, I've never heard of this. The application in question is most likely doing this. Is it happening to a specific application, or to multiple applications written by different publishers?
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

The password reset disk is often mentioned as the best solution to deal with the lost Windows password problem. In Windows 2008, 7, Vista and XP, a password reset disk can be easily created. But besides Windows 7/Vista/XP, Windows Server 2008 and ot…
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will show how to push an installation of Backup Exec to an additional server in both 2012 and 2014 versions of the software. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, select Installation and Licensing, then I…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

734 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