How to change the TEMP folder location of Processing Station


When processing images, the Processing Station stores the temp files in the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local path. How to change the Temp folder location to a different location?

Solution #1

You can follow the steps below to change the path of the  AppData folder.

Stop Processing Station service

Open the registry, then locate to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

double click AppData and change the path to a different path that you preferred.

Start Processing Station service

IMPORTANT. It may cause the issue if other Windows services using this path or other software may be affected.

Solution #2

You can use symbolic-link to change the path.

1. Stop Processing Station service

2. Create a new folder on the destination drive, for example, E:\FlexiCapture\LocalDocumentStorage

3. Copy the content of C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ABBYY\FlexiCapture\12.0\LocalDocumentStorage directory to this new folder and delete this directory after backup ( the LocalDocumentStorage folder)

4. Create a hard link using the following command: mklink /D "E:\FlexiCapture\LocalDocumentStorage" "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ABBYY\FlexiCapture\12.0\LocalDocumentStorage". Check that a shortcut with the name LocalDocumentStorage is created under "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\ABBYY\FlexiCapture\12.0"

5. Start Processing Station service



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