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I am doing a search but it looks like there are a few hundred .tmp files.  What is really odd is that they are within the file structure (see attached picture).  They are everywhere.  Some in the budgets area where only account has access, others in R&D where account has no access...so it must be an issue overall on the fileserver or between a lot of people.

The files seem to all be excel files (both xls and xlsx).  We are using both Office 2007 pro and Office 2010 pro.

Can I just mass delete these files?
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Rich Weissler earned 2000 total points
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Here's an answer you're going to hate:  "It depends."

Are your users having problems saving Excel files?  Those files are suppose to get renamed to the final files.  So, something is likely interfering with the file modify operation, but allowing them to write.  I'd start by figuring out what is allows write but not modify, then touch base with your users to find out what problems they might have been having saving excel files, and confirm that you've resolved that problem.  Then, assuming the users have what they need... I'd see if I couldn't get a good backup... then delete the TMP files.  Just remember, by playing it safe, the job you save could be your own.
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