Windows: the .tmp file, part 0

Self-tutoring about Windows 7: the tutor mentions a curious experience.

Recently I had to send a few files to someone. No problem – just zip the directory and attach it to an email.

Checking the directory’s contents, I noticed a .tmp file among them. I didn’t want to include the .tmp file in the zip, and wondered–was it safe to delete it?

Apparently, deleting a .tmp file while Windows is running is not recommended. So instead, I created a new directory, then copied all the files I wanted to it. Next, I zipped the new directory and attached it to an email. The receiver didn’t complain about the contents, so to my knowledge, it worked fine.

I’ll follow up: there’s more to tell relating to the .tmp file on this computer.


Jack of Oracle Tutoring by Jack and Diane, Campbell River, BC.

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