what's the difference in folder %temp% & TEMP

August 23, 2010 at 10:06:20
Specs: Windows XP
when I click on "run" and put in %temp% I get temporary int files and if I put in temp..I get something else...what's the diff

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#1
August 23, 2010 at 11:14:25
%TEMP% and TEMP are very different.
%TEMP% is an environment variable that refers to your accounts temp folder. TEMP does not refer to an environment variable at all. Entering TEMP will locate a in your system path, probably c:\windows\temp.

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August 23, 2010 at 11:45:01
... %TEMP% xp: C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp

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#3
August 23, 2010 at 13:15:26
Thanks for the info!

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#4
February 8, 2011 at 11:06:16
Actually TEMP does refer to an environment variable ...it is the system Environment variable.... C\windows\temp
%temp% on the other hand is user environment variable and is the temp dir for the user signed in .That is why it uses the wild card% sign.

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