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Word/Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable.??

Q: Word/Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable.??


Answer: Follow the steps:


At Start menu, Run (or Windows key + R) type

regedit

Browse to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Explorer\User Shell Folders

 
The Cache variable (in the right pane of the register editor window) should be as follows:

Vista or Windows 7:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

Windows XP:

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Double click on the Cache name to open it then edit it, entering the correct path (as listed above).

Internet Options method

Open Control Panel, Internet Options or go to Internet Explorer's Tools menu, Internet Options.

1.  In the Internet Options dialog, click the General tab. In the Browsing history section click Settings to open the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog.

2. In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog, click Move Folder to open the Browse for Folder dialog.

3. In the Browse for Folder dialog, select the following location:

For Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 2008 Server users:

C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

For Windows XP and prior versions of Windows:

C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Local Settings

4. Click OK to close the Browse for Folder dialog. Click OK to close the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings dialog. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog.

5. Wait for content to migrate to the new location.

6. Reboot the computer when prompted.
 
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