Drag n Drop from compressed zip folder leaves junk in temporary files



Anthony Wieser
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
I've just noticed that my temporary files in C:\Documents and
Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp
is filling up with directories and files created by the compressed folder
mechanism in XP. To duplicate the behavior, browse to a compressed zip
folder, and then drag and drop a file onto a regular folder.

It seems that the files are never cleaned up. Is this a bug in the ZIP
handling?
Is there a setting somewhere that controls this?

Anthony Wieser
Wieser Software Ltd
Makers of TopDrop, a Drag and Drop productivity and web log analysis tool.
www.wieser-software.com/topdrop?050512

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Doesn't happen here, but then I am not using the application you developed!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Anthony Wieser" <wieser@clara.not> wrote in message
news:1115899554.2183.0@dyke.uk.clara.net...
> I've just noticed that my temporary files in C:\Documents and
> Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temp
> is filling up with directories and files created by the compressed folder
> mechanism in XP. To duplicate the behavior, browse to a compressed zip
> folder, and then drag and drop a file onto a regular folder.
>
> It seems that the files are never cleaned up. Is this a bug in the ZIP
> handling?
> Is there a setting somewhere that controls this?
>
> Anthony Wieser
> Wieser Software Ltd
> Makers of TopDrop, a Drag and Drop productivity and web log analysis tool.
> www.wieser-software.com/topdrop?050512
>
>

Anthony Wieser
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23W5YcBvVFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
: Doesn't happen here, but then I am not using the application you
developed!
:

It happens simply by browsing to a zip folder with windows explorer, and
dragging and dropping onto another explorer window.

The temporary folders it creates are hidden, so you may need to turn that on
in Windows Explorer before you can see the effect.


Anthony Wieser
Wieser Software Ltd
Makers of TopDrop, a Drag and Drop productivity and web log analysis tool.
www.wieser-software.com/topdrop?050512

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
As I said, after duplicating what you say to do I have no indication of that
happening here. And ALL of my files are ALWAYS visible in the File Manager
program I use. But, I am NOT using your software to copy/paste. I use either
Explorer or the file manager program.

You had better go back to the drawing board! (-:

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Anthony Wieser" <wieser@clara.not> wrote in message
news:1115919949.8041.0@dyke.uk.clara.net...
>
> "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23W5YcBvVFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> : Doesn't happen here, but then I am not using the application you
> developed!
> :
>
> It happens simply by browsing to a zip folder with windows explorer, and
> dragging and dropping onto another explorer window.
>
> The temporary folders it creates are hidden, so you may need to turn that
> on
> in Windows Explorer before you can see the effect.
>
>
> Anthony Wieser
> Wieser Software Ltd
> Makers of TopDrop, a Drag and Drop productivity and web log analysis tool.
> www.wieser-software.com/topdrop?050512
>
>
>

Anthony Wieser
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
:
: > It happens simply by browsing to a zip folder with windows explorer, and
: > dragging and dropping onto another explorer window.
: >
: > The temporary folders it creates are hidden, so you may need to turn
that
: > on
: > in Windows Explorer before you can see the effect.
: >
: >


"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%230KAb7xVFHA.1384@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
: As I said, after duplicating what you say to do I have no indication of
that
: happening here. And ALL of my files are ALWAYS visible in the File Manager
: program I use. But, I am NOT using your software to copy/paste. I use
either
: Explorer or the file manager program.
:
: You had better go back to the drawing board! (-:
:
: --
: Regards,
:
: Richard Urban
:
: aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

For some reason it fixed itself after I ran
regsvr32 %windir%\system32\zipfldr.dll

Now it seems that the temporary files are around until you close the Zip
folder, at which point they disappear. Before they were being abandoned
completely. Somehow some of the registry settings for the above must have
been changed by an older version of WinZip, perhaps...

Anthony Wieser
Wieser Software Ltd
Makers of TopDrop, a Drag and Drop productivity and web log analysis tool.
www.wieser-software.com/topdrop?050512


Drag n Drop from compressed zip folder leaves junk in temporary files