The default path to store temporary files from PowerPoint conversion is:


Is there a way to change this path (entire or part would be useful) ?

  • is it open in the powerpoint application?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 18:48
  • I think you have to change from CLient application, check this if help...let us know techtrainingnotes.blogspot.com/2013/03/…
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 18:51
  • Actually I am aiming to change the temporary directory used by SharePoint to convert Power Point files.
    – LeandroN.
    Commented Dec 17, 2014 at 19:10

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Finally I have solved the problem just keeping the directory where it is, but creating a link to another device that I am actually using to store this data.

I have followed this tutorial to create to create this link. This task is not trivial and easy when it does changes on C:\ProgramData directory. But it worked like a charm.

A second step to make a healthy environment was to setup a auto-cleaning task. I did it using this tutorial:

  • Thanks Leandro for posting your workaround here - very helpful. Do you know whether PP automation service does any cleanup on 'PowerPointConversion' folder? Do they live there forever - for us to do the cleanup?? Commented Apr 24, 2015 at 15:09
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    Hi! Yes, live forever. I did not found any built-in way to run this auto-cleanup task, so I have defined a custom script to do that. Here you can find a complete reference: blogs.technet.com/b/heyscriptingguy/archive/2007/10/31/…
    – LeandroN.
    Commented Apr 26, 2015 at 19:40

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