How to change the folder where MapInfo Pro stores temp files

The location of MapInfo Pro TEMP files is managed by Windows, which defines the PATH location of each user's TEMP folder.

You can modify this location as follows:

(Note: user's will need edit Rights and therefore may need to engage their IT dept. to make these changes)
  • Browse to the following location - Control Panel\System and Security\System
  • Click Advanced System Settings
  • Click Environment Variables
  • Change the "Value" for both the TEMP and TMP variables to an alternate location
  • Click OK to exit
  • Restart MapInfo Professional

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To find the current TEMP folder for a user in Windows, simply search for "%temp%.

Environment Details
Products affected: MapInfo Pro™
UPDATED:  September 20, 2017