Support ristrett0_xxxxxxtmp files

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aries343, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. aries343

    aries343 New Member
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    I am running a Droid Incredible (froyo). On my SD card, I notice HUNDREDS of files named ristretto_######tmp. I erase them, and in no time they are back. Anyone know what these files are for and how to stop getting them?
     

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  2. Steven58

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  3. zemerick

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    I don't know of it explicitly but a google and wiki search says "Ristretto" is a type of espresso. So, I would start with: Do you have any kind of coffee shop apps? Especially anything with a name like Ristretto.
     
  4. aries343

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    After a weekend of due diligence, looks like the culprit was the YouTube widget. :cool: Once I removed it, I had no more occurrences. On an in depth Google search, ristretto is software used to display images. The YouTube widget keeps changing images.
     
  5. dwh_72

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    I have lots of those temp files too. I looked at the properties and according to the date/time I think I was using Vlingo and Navigation. You tube was NOT my cause
     
  6. alsterac

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    I finally found the culprit to the mysterious ristretto_xxxxxxxtmp files, thanks to a post I found from an Australian forum.

    The file is being generated by the app Vlingo when it is setup to speak out emails from Hotmail accounts. It doesn't generate this file with gmail or yahoo mail. Simply remove or disable the hotmail account in Vlingo and the ristretto files will disappear.

    Here's the original post that I found...

    Hi there. --------- Ristretto tmp files issue.
    Well I had to share my findings, couldn't be selfish and not to share.
    Thats why I signed to this board, just to post my findings. :))

    I have my galaxy and experienced ristretto files popin at an alarming rate chocking the memory. After talking to useless technical support on both (ATT and Samsung) sides I decided to resolve it myself and found a solution (at least it worked for me).

    1. You can delete these files but they will come back, so dont waist your time. Delete them after you do the next step.

    2. The app that generate these ristretto_XXXtmp files is "Vlingo" this app reads out the emails, texts, etc. in audio format and allows to control the device by voice which is very cool by itself. The option in the app that causes these files to appear is when you let the app to read (read it alloud) emails from your hotmail account only (yahoo and gmail work fine).

    So if you dont mind that your emails from hotmail account will not be read than disable this feature and these ristretto files will stop to multiply.

    Spread the word, and let me know if it works.
     
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  7. dwh_72

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    THAAAAAAAAAANK YOUUUUUU. I'm going to reinstall Vlingo and try it
     
  8. Vicdude

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    It's not just Hotmail, my works email seems to generate them too. My Gmail acct is fine though...
     

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