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Thread: File.createTempFile() throws exception on Win7

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    Default File.createTempFile() throws exception on Win7

    When i call File.createTempFile() on a Win7 system it throws the following exception. This happens when i run my application as a windows service. If i run the application just as a simple java application then it works fine.

    java.io.IOException: The system cannot find the path specified
    at java.io.WinNTFileSystem.createFileExclusively(Nati ve Method)
    at java.io.File.checkAndCreate(Unknown Source)
    at java.io.File.createTempFile(Unknown Source)
    at java.io.File.createTempFile(Unknown Source)
    at com.ultravisual.app.client.CmdLineContextAdapter.g etImageData(CmdLineContextAdapter.java:260)
    at com.ultravisual.pcm.routing.RoutingService.runIter ation(RoutingService.java:357)
    at com.ultravisual.pcm.routing.RoutingServiceWindowsR unner.run(RoutingServiceWindowsRunner.java:168)
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

    Both System environment (TEMP, TMP) variables are set to C:\Windows\Temp.
    Both User environment (TEMP, TMP) variables are set to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp.

    Also i confirmed that both these directories exist on the workstation.

    I would really appreciate if somebody could help me out with this problem


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    Default Re: File.createTempFile() throws exception on Win7

    Just a thought, are those directories admin protected? I know Win7 and Win Vista are crazy about that sort of thing. If they are admin protected, you will need to pass the admin rights or execute the program as administrator.

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