working files

n. Documents, such as notes, drafts, and calculations, created and acquired in the process of assembling another document. ComputingTemporary files created in the process of some operation.


Temporary files1 may include materials by the author of the final document, as well as documents and reports created by others by relied on as sources for the final document. - Temporary files2 are often deleted by the process that creates them. Some operating systems have a specific directory that applications may use to store temporary files; a utility program routinely cleans out the temporary directory to eliminate files that, for some reason, were not properly deleted by the creating process.