Where is the Temporary folder?

I'm new to computers and new to Windows 7.  When I download a program it indicates it is being downloaded to a Temporary folder.  Is this folder somewhere in our galaxy?  Is there any way I can set things up so I know exactly what path to follow to find downloads?


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Last updated May 28, 2020 Views 826,758 Applies to:

Hi Daniel2816,


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Normally the path of Temp folder will be



In order to locate temporary folder in windows 7, follow the below steps:


  1. Click Start, in the search box, type CMD.
  2. Right click on CMD and choose run as Administrator.
  3. In the command prompt type ECHO %Temp%.

This displays the full path of the actual temp folder and you can follow the path and identify its location by copying the entire path and pasting it in Run command or in search options.


Hope this helps!


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