Save "wait - collect" temp files?

I have a user on our Server 2003 R2 x64 Terminal Server using PDFCreator 1.7.0

uses the Wait-Collect feature to send documents all day to PDFCreator
and then at the end of the day, saves them all as one big PDF.

she forgot to do the final save and logged out.  All temp files were
deleted at this time, and when she logged back in, all documents were
lost. She thought that in the past this was not the case and she could
log in the next day and see all pending files still.

Was this
ever a feature of earlier versions of PDFCreator, or is there a setting
that can be turned on to prevent these temp files from being deleted at
log off? 

I just tested this with another Server 2003 R2 X64 Terminal Server with PDFCreator 1.2.3 and when I logged off and back in, the temp files were still there!

So something changed between 1.2.3 and 1.7.0
What can we do to get this functionality back?


Could someone please reply, at least to let me know if this is an
intended occurance or if it is something that is broke and will be

A user just had another case where they lost power at home
and lost their TS session and lost half a day of work because the time
files were cleared when in the past they would have been saved.


this is most likely a windows/group policy issue. How are your settings for Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Terminal Server\Temporary folders ?
Do your users all have seperate accounts, or can there be multiple users sharing one account?



Thank you for the reply.  While I didn’t have any GPO set with this policy or under Remote Desktop Services, I do believe it got me on the right track.

By default on Server 2003 with Citrix under Administrative Tools>Terminal Services Configuration>Server Settings
"Delete Temporary Files on Exit" as well as “Use temporary folders per session” are enabled which seems to be causing this.

I set both to No and was able to wait-collect something, log out and back in and the files were still there.