First, read what I wrote at Cannot Create New File (solved)
on how to clean up the folder for temporary files and other folders to get back disk space.
UltraEdit uses like most other programs the directory specified by the environment variable TEMP
as directory for temporary files. If you want to move the temp directory for UltraEdit and all other programs to a different drive, you have to open Start - Settings - Control Panel - System - Advanced -
button Environment Variables
Hint: Start - Settings - Control Panel - System can be fast opened by pressing the WINDOWS key, hold it and press additionally the key BREAK (German: Pause).
If you look carefully you will find entries named TEMP and TMP at the upper field (lower field on Windows 2000). These 2 variables specify the temp directory for YOU, the current user. You can delete it (not recommended when more than 1 user uses this computer at the same time as you) or change/edit its value to a different directory.
In the bottom field (upper field on Windows 2000) there are also environment variables named TEMP and TMP. These variables are used, if you delete the user specific TEMP and TMP variables and they are used for applications and services running with the SYSTEM account for example before a user has logged on. You can change the values of the system TEMP and TMP variables too, but never delete it.
After changing the environment variables, you have to restart your Windows. You should also write down the paths before you change it, because after restart of Windows you should delete the old temp directory completely because it is not used anymore.
If you don't want to change the standard temporary folders of Windows and you just want to use a different folder for temporary files when using UltraEdit you should read in help of UltraEdit the page titled INI File Selection and Advanced Settings
. There you can read that it is possible to specify a directory for temp files by manually adding to uedit32.ini following:[Settings]
Temp File Dir=D:\Temp
Important: Don't use double quotes and don't specify a trailing backslash. The environment variable TEMP holds the path to the temp folder also without double quotes and without a \ at the end.Well, exactly this help page about the location of the INI of UltraEdit-32 and UEStudio and the advanced settings not available via the configuration dialog or a context menu must be completely updated - UltraEdit-16 is history, UEStudio INI file and environment variable name is missing, many of the existing advanced settings can be modified now in one of the configuration dialogs, and some really new advanced settings ("secret" developer settings) are missing. Troy from IDM support has promised me to do that till next major release.
The update of the referred help page has been done by Troy for UE v13.00 and UEStudio v6.20.