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Temp Files? Can I configure JMP?

jswislar

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Nov 17, 2016

Does JMP create temp files while saving large files? I keep getting an I/O not enough disk space error message when I try to save a file.

 

I am saving a very large file to an external server with lots of free space, so I know there's disk space. However, my copy of JMP resides on a hard drive with no space (maybe 0.5% available; C:). I'm thinking that this is the problem. My computer has another drive (E:) with gobs of space. If hard drive space is an issue, can I direct JMP to write its temp files to E:?

 

IT set up the machine and installed the software, and I think getting them to move it will be a long laborious process. I already asked them for help and they just shrugged.

 

Thanks!

3 REPLIES
Craige_Hales

Staff

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Mar 21, 2013

try SaveAs to a non-existing filename. JMP might be making a temp file when it replaces an existing file.

Craige
jswislar

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Nov 17, 2016

Thanks. The only way that I've been able to save my files is to find a new location for them each time I want to save them, then go back and duplicate the old file and move the new version back to the file it belongs in. I was hoping that there would be a more permanant solution.

jschroedl

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Joined:

Jun 23, 2011

When working with an existing file, JMP will save the new file to a temporary area and then overwrite the original file when the save is complete. This can help recover the original file in the situation where JMP is not able to write the new file for some reason.

 

JMP will use the location of your TEMP dir. To see where that is, you can open Windows Explorer and type %TEMP% into the location bar at the top. 

 

Windows is able to change the location of TEMP by following these instructions: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/change-location-of-temp-files-fold... You may need help or permission from your IT dept but if you can change your temp directory to reside on your large E: drive, I think JMP should have a better chance of completing the save.

 

Hope this helps,

John