How to change the folder where MapInfo Pro stores temp files

Products affected: MapInfo Pro™
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%.

UPDATED:  December 4, 2019