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Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
IsaacBlake 9/30/2006 1:11:02 AM
Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my WinXP
Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the reading
pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:

"Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment variable"

I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed it
to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.

Next steps???
Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
"Patrick Schmid" <pds-ms[ at ]nospam.pschmid.net> 9/30/2006 1:18:35 AM
Do you have space left on your C drive or is it full?

Patrick Schmid
--------------
http://pschmid.net

"IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com:

[Quoted Text]
> Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my WinXP
> Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the reading
> pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
>
> "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment variable"
>
> I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed it
> to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
>
> Next steps???

Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
IsaacBlake 9/30/2006 1:28:01 AM
Oh about 120GB free... ;) LOL

I also ran the Office Diagnostic and it did not find anything...

"Patrick Schmid" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> Do you have space left on your C drive or is it full?
>
> Patrick Schmid
> --------------
> http://pschmid.net
>
> "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com:
>
> > Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my WinXP
> > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the reading
> > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
> >
> > "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment variable"
> >
> > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed it
> > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
> >
> > Next steps???
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
IsaacBlake 9/30/2006 11:54:02 AM
Already had done that, but did it again, no change...

"Patrick Schmid" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> Clear out your temp directory.
>
> Patrick Schmid
> --------------
> http://pschmid.net
>
> "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F7EEEDE3-AC1C-4328-8384-37C7ABB2FDE7[ at ]microsoft.com:
>
> > Oh about 120GB free... ;) LOL
> >
> > I also ran the Office Diagnostic and it did not find anything...
> >
> > "Patrick Schmid" wrote:
> >
> > > Do you have space left on your C drive or is it full?
> > >
> > > Patrick Schmid
> > > --------------
> > > http://pschmid.net
> > >
> > > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com:
> > >
> > > > Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my WinXP
> > > > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the reading
> > > > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
> > > >
> > > > "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment variable"
> > > >
> > > > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed it
> > > > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
> > > >
> > > > Next steps???
> > >
> > >
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
IsaacBlake 9/30/2006 4:44:02 PM
As I mentioned below, yes. No issues found, problem continues...

"Patrick Schmid" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> Have you already run Office Diagnostics?
>
> Patrick Schmid
> --------------
> http://pschmid.net
>
> "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:DFABEEB4-C90A-4FE5-B721-B173E71804BC[ at ]microsoft.com:
>
> > Already had done that, but did it again, no change...
> >
> > "Patrick Schmid" wrote:
> >
> > > Clear out your temp directory.
> > >
> > > Patrick Schmid
> > > --------------
> > > http://pschmid.net
> > >
> > > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:F7EEEDE3-AC1C-4328-8384-37C7ABB2FDE7[ at ]microsoft.com:
> > >
> > > > Oh about 120GB free... ;) LOL
> > > >
> > > > I also ran the Office Diagnostic and it did not find anything...
> > > >
> > > > "Patrick Schmid" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Do you have space left on your C drive or is it full?
> > > > >
> > > > > Patrick Schmid
> > > > > --------------
> > > > > http://pschmid.net
> > > > >
> > > > > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > > news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my WinXP
> > > > > > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the reading
> > > > > > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment variable"
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed it
> > > > > > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Next steps???
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
"Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp[ at ]msn.com> 9/30/2006 5:07:49 PM
both the temp and tmp variable should be pointing to
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp
make sure that folder is empty.

I believe this error is referring to the securetemp folder, aka OLK* under
the temp internet files - if all else fails, try changing it to use a
attachment folder in your my documents folder:
http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2003/20030828.htm (use a subfolder for
this - otherwise it can fill the my documents folder with a lot of files you
don't want saved)



--
Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/

Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
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"IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com...
[Quoted Text]
> Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my
> WinXP
> Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the
> reading
> pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
>
> "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment
> variable"
>
> I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed
> it
> to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
>
> Next steps???


Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
gavinryder[ at ]gmail.com 1/2/2007 11:21:06 AM
Hi,

I got this error a few days after installing IE7. Removing IE7, removed
the error.

Regards

Gav


Olav Hoemsnes wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> Hi,
>
> I have the exact same problem as discussed above, I tried to change the
> SecureTemp folders location. That seems to work, but the message "Could not
> create the work file..." keeps on popping up. For me I have the same message
> in word 2007.
>
> Regards,
>
> Olav Hoemsnes
>
> "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > both the temp and tmp variable should be pointing to
> > %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp
> > make sure that folder is empty.
> >
> > I believe this error is referring to the securetemp folder, aka OLK* under
> > the temp internet files - if all else fails, try changing it to use a
> > attachment folder in your my documents folder:
> > http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2003/20030828.htm (use a subfolder for
> > this - otherwise it can fill the my documents folder with a lot of files you
> > don't want saved)
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> > Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> > Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> > Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> > Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
> >
> > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> > Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST[ at ]PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> >
> >
> > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com...
> > > Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my
> > > WinXP
> > > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the
> > > reading
> > > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
> > >
> > > "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment
> > > variable"
> > >
> > > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed
> > > it
> > > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
> > >
> > > Next steps???
> >
> >
> >

Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
gavinj44 1/9/2007 12:50:01 PM
Hi There,

I Installed the Office 2007 Suite an I am also getting this error from
Outlook 2007, I have emptied the TEMP and TMP folders and also
c:\windows\temp uninstalled office rebooted and then reinstalled, and I am
still getting the error.

I may have to roll back to 2003 ...

Has anyone got any further ideas ?

Regards,
Gavin Jones

"gavinryder[ at ]gmail.com" wrote:

[Quoted Text]
> Hi,
>
> I got this error a few days after installing IE7. Removing IE7, removed
> the error.
>
> Regards
>
> Gav
>
>
> Olav Hoemsnes wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have the exact same problem as discussed above, I tried to change the
> > SecureTemp folders location. That seems to work, but the message "Could not
> > create the work file..." keeps on popping up. For me I have the same message
> > in word 2007.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Olav Hoemsnes
> >
> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> > > both the temp and tmp variable should be pointing to
> > > %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp
> > > make sure that folder is empty.
> > >
> > > I believe this error is referring to the securetemp folder, aka OLK* under
> > > the temp internet files - if all else fails, try changing it to use a
> > > attachment folder in your my documents folder:
> > > http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2003/20030828.htm (use a subfolder for
> > > this - otherwise it can fill the my documents folder with a lot of files you
> > > don't want saved)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> > > Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> > > Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> > > Need Help with Common Tasks? http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> > > Outlook 2007: http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
> > >
> > > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> > > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com
> > > Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> > > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST[ at ]PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
> > >
> > >
> > > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBlake[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com...
> > > > Greetings, I recently updated Office 2007 including the TR2 patch to my
> > > > WinXP
> > > > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the
> > > > reading
> > > > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
> > > >
> > > > "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the TEMP environment
> > > > variable"
> > > >
> > > > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed
> > > > it
> > > > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
> > > >
> > > > Next steps???
> > >
> > >
> > >
>
>
Re: Outlook 2007 "Could not create the work file..."
gryckaert[ at ]gmail.com 2/7/2007 3:15:54 PM
Hi,

I had same error.
The solution for me was to check some vars in the register.

[Quoted Text]
>> run > type in "regedit" go to :
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
\User Shell Folders
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
\User Shell Folders\New

And check "cache" var in these three locations, it should point to
your temp folder.
Hope this can help someone.

Regards
Geoffroy



On 9 jan, 13:50, gavinj44 <gavin...[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi There,
>
> I Installed theOffice2007 Suite an I am also getting thiserrorfrom
> Outlook 2007, I have emptied the TEMP and TMP folders and also
> c:\windows\temp uninstalledofficerebooted and then reinstalled, and I am
> still getting theerror.
>
> I may have to roll back to 2003 ...
>
> Has anyone got any further ideas ?
>
> Regards,
> Gavin Jones
>
> "gavinry...[ at ]gmail.com" wrote:
> > Hi,
>
> > I got thiserrora few days after installing IE7. Removing IE7, removed
> > theerror.
>
> > Regards
>
> > Gav
>
> > Olav Hoemsnes wrote:
>
> > > Hi,
>
> > > I have the exact same problem as discussed above, I tried to change the
> > > SecureTemp folders location. That seems towork, but the message "Couldnot
> > >createtheworkfile..." keeps on popping up. For me I have the same message
> > > in word 2007.
>
> > > Regards,
>
> > > Olav Hoemsnes
>
> > > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > > > both the temp and tmp variable should be pointing to
> > > > %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp
> > > > make sure that folder is empty.
>
> > > > I believe thiserroris referring to the securetemp folder, aka OLK* under
> > > > the temp internet files - if all else fails, try changing it to use a
> > > > attachment folder in your my documents folder:
> > > >http://www.outlook-tips.net/archives/2003/20030828.htm(use a subfolder for
> > > > this - otherwise it can fill the my documents folder with a lot of files you
> > > > don't want saved)
>
> > > > --
> > > > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
> > > > Author, Teach Yourself Outlook 2003 in 24 Hours
> > > > Coauthor, OneNote 2003 for Windows (Visual QuickStart Guide)
> > > > Need Help with Common Tasks?http://www.outlook-tips.net/beginner/
> > > > Outlook 2007:http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/ol2007/
>
> > > > Outlook Tips:http://www.outlook-tips.net/
> > > > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center:http://www.slipstick.com
> > > > Subscribe to Exchange Messaging Outlook newsletter:
> > > > EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQU...[ at ]PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
>
> > > > "IsaacBlake" <IsaacBl...[ at ]discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > >news:32DFCB2F-2DB7-4439-B915-8C7A06CD40B7[ at ]microsoft.com...
> > > > > Greetings, I recently updatedOffice2007 including the TR2 patch to my
> > > > > WinXP
> > > > > Pro system. When I go into Outlook 2007 and display a message in the
> > > > > reading
> > > > > pane having a graphic I receive a popup window stating:
>
> > > > > "Outlookcouldnotcreatetheworkfile. Check the TEMP environment
> > > > > variable"
>
> > > > > I checked my TEMP environment variable and it was correct, but I changed
> > > > > it
> > > > > to c:\windows\temp and still received the message and behavior.
>
> > > > > Next steps???


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