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Suddenly the server is getting a large amount of .tmp files.

Started about two weeks ago from two users on the network, they open filestmp files and a large amount of .tmp files remain.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
I would check the event logs and see if there are any issues.

 In the meantime, it's safe to try and delete them.  If they are actively being used, you'll have a locked file and won't be able to delete them.

  Once cleaned up, try and determine what process may be creating them.   That along with the event log should give you a good direction on solving the problem.

Jim.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jim, checking now. Something interesting is most of them were created by a user that couldn't see any files on the shared / mapped drive to the server about a week ago. He restarted his computer and could connect and open files after. Wonder if this is a place to start. I know the files are from this same user after checking the property tab on the tmp files.

I'll keep you posted.
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WORKS2011Austin Tech CompanyAuthor Commented:
Oh, and I did delete them without any errors or locks on them.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
<<Thanks Jim, checking now. Something interesting is most of them were created by a user that couldn't see any files on the shared / mapped drive to the server about a week ago.>>
 
 Most likely something to do with permissions then.  

 It may be a one-time thing.   Check the event logs and if nothing obvious, I would not spend a lot of time on it unless it happens again.

Jim.
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