Saturday, 9 January 2010

Temporary files hurt :(

Just had to spend some time with my 11 year old daughter to explain why her homework had disappeared - MS Office had saved her word document to a temporary file - which had,, of course, vanished.

A little lesson in how to save (and a lecture from others in how I should take more interest in what she's doing).

Watching the snow - which is also temporary - and enjoying catching up with the rest of my emails and reading.


  1. Whatever app created the temp file should have created it read-only so that Word would know it can't save there. That's how Firefox works, as I recall.

    If not, it's a bug!

  2. In most cases Firefox should save in a semi presistent temp directory.