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What To Do With All The Tmp.bts Files?

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Hi everyone!

 

I am a new user of BTS and have been generally successful keeping my laptop and PC files synced over the past few weeks. However, I noticed that the main synced folder on my PC has a ton of .tmp.bts files with names that don't match any actual files. These seem to be different than the placeholder .bts files which do have names that correspond with actual files and disappear when I do a manual sync. The temporary files have names like 1AC621E3.tmp.bts, when there is no actual file named 1AC621E3. There are so many of these files that it's making life difficult in terms of navigating the containg file folder.

 

My question is whether I can delete these temporary files without risking the loss of actual files?  It would seem so, but I'm wary of deleting anything without being confident it's okay to do. Any help would be appreciated - thanks!

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Your .tmp files are being generated by whatever application you're using to open certain other files in the folder (For instance, does your folder contain Microsoft Office-related documents by any chance?). Some applications create temporary copies of files whilst you're working on them and/or when saving them, which are then automatically removed by the application in question when you close the file you're working on/the application finishes saving it, however it would appear that in your case these temporary files are being picked up on by Sync and processed before the 3rd party application automatically removes them.

 

So yes, you should be able to safely delete these files - but also consider adding an exclusion rule for .tmp files to SyncIgnore to ensure that these files are not synced to your other devices.

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Thanks so much for the reply! I do have a lot of Office-related files, especially Word and Excel, so what you've described is probably what's happening. I will go ahead and delete those tmp files and then add the .tmp extension to SyncIgnore as you suggested.

 

I really appreciate the help :)

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