UltraEdit uses by default the directory defined by Windows environment variable TEMP (temp directory of the user) as directory for the temporary files as most other applications also do. Opening this folder can be most easily done by copying %temp%
into the address bar of Windows Explorer and hit key RETURN. After starting a Windows computer this directory should be empty as well as %systemroot%\Temp
(the system temp directory). It is safe to delete all files and folders in these 2 directories after starting Windows. Some temporary files are perhaps currently in use and therefore can't be deleted, but all others can be deleted. The Windows system tool named CleanUp (Accessories - System Tools) makes this job, too.
However, to exclude the entire temp directory for being watched by the anti-virus software is not advisable for those who use such a software in real time mode because of not knowing how to deal with the threats in WWW. Downloaded packed applications are unpacked into this directory or a temporary created subdirectory and started from there and therefore excluding this directory for temporary files is in general no good idea.
A solution for UltraEdit is to use the special INI setting
Temp File Dir=Full path to the temp directory for UltraEdit
added manually to uedit32.ini and exclude that directory for the protection software. This special temp directory for UE could be just a subdirectory in %temp% and just this subdirectory is excluded for being observed by the protection software. Double quotes around the directory name are now allowed even when path contains one or more space characters. The path must be an absolute path. Environment variables like %temp% inside the path are not possible.
%appdata%\IDMComp\UltraEdit is not a directory for temporary files. It is the directory used by UltraEdit according to Windows standard as defined by Microsoft to store the users configuration for UltraEdit. Most of the files there are text files containing your settings for UltraEdit. Why the integrated AVG software of Windows 7 scans all that text files permanently on every access is something which must be asked Microsoft. But it is already known that this can result in a poor performance on startup, see Windows 7 (Beta/RC) issues with UltraEdit
. I don't have Windows 7 and therefore don't know if the problems reported there for UE v14.20 and v15.00 with Windows 7 Beta and RC are still of importance or not.