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Microsoft Office suite temp files remain using SMB shares

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8
  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS
  • SMB
  • Microsoft Application Suite


  • Creation of Microsoft application temp files on storage share can have an impact on the temp file mechanism.
  • It has been seen that at times, while using Microsoft Office with files saved on SMB shares, can lead to the creating of multiple temp files or the Original file is gone but the temp file remains
  • To explain why the temp files are created initially, while working with Microsoft Office, please refer to this Microsoft article:



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