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Temp files on desktop

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    Temp files on desktop

    If I have several word docs and excel files open my desktop gets littered with temp file icons. Is there a way to hide these? Using windows 8.1 btw.


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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    Usually these are hidden but I guess you have the folders option to show them. Open File explorer and follow the step on screen shot, select Don't show hidden file.

    Hidden Files and Folders - Show or Hide - Windows 7 Help Forums

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    Or use this. Either way, it will work:

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    Last edited by Brink; 07 Oct 2014 at 21:41. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Maryland USA
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    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot

    If you edit documents on your desktop, it will create those temp files on your desktop unless you change the settings in your word processing software. If you need quick access to these documents and need to keep them on your desktop, put it in a folder this way the temp files will be contained in that folder as well.. The temp files are up to the minute backups of what youre doing in case your system shuts down unexpectedly, this way you dont lose eveything youve done, only up to the last timed backup with is that temp file.
    Hope this helps
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