Temporary files get created in the users Windows Logon directory when opening GroupWise Library documents

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  • 10-Apr-2015
  • 10-Apr-2015


Novell GroupWise 2012 Support Pack 3
Novell GroupWise 2014 Support Pack 1


When GroupWise users OPEN Library documents into their native application, like Microsoft Word, the temporary file gets created in the user's Windows Logon directory : C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\GroupWise.  The GroupWise administrator wants control over where these files go.  Currently there is no way to change this.


A change was made to GroupWise 2014 Windows client build 119962 or higher ( Which will include GroupWise 2014 Revison 2 ), to allow optionally this temporary OpenDocument file path to be changed.

The requirement for this is :

1.  Have at least a post Service Pack 1 GroupWise 2014 Windows client of build 119962 or higher.

2.  Have the following windows registry change on the Windows workstation :

a.  Start regedit.exe and under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Novell\GroupWise\Client\Files Locations :

b.  In the above KEY, highlight "Files Locations".

c.  Right CLICK , NEW, STRING VALUE, Type "OpenDocuments"    // no quotes

d.  After this String Value is created, highlight "OpenDocuments" and right Click, choose Modify and type in the established DRIVE MAPPED PATH to where you want the temporary files created when you OPEN GroupWise Library documents.

e.  If you have the GroupWise Windows client running, shut it down and if you have not already done so, download and install the version of the GroupWise windows client noted above.

f.  Start GroupWise 2014 and not when you OPEN a GroupWise library document from GroupWise ( Like a Word Document ), the temporary file will be created where you specify in the Registry change listed above.  I have tested this and confirm it does work correctly.


GroupWise was working as designed, a code fix was implemented to optionally allow the control of where temporary files get created for opening GroupWise Library documents.