The problem was fixed by changing temporary-file-directory from "c:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp" to "~/temp/"
I am running windows 7. The environment variables TEMP & TMP both point to c:\Users\...\AppData\Local\Temp. I guess that zip/unzip were running in the ~/temp directory, while the files were stored in the ...\AppData\Local\Temp one. Thanks for your help. Mirko On Sat, Feb 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Jambunathan K <kjambunat...@gmail.com> wrote: > Jambunathan K <kjambunat...@gmail.com> writes: > >> (setq temporary-file-directory "~/tmp/") > > You can see how it is set on my Windows XP machine. Basically it some > directory under my "My Documents" path. > > I never had any problems with this setup. > > ,----[ C-h v temporary-file-directory RET ] > | temporary-file-directory is a variable defined in `C source code'. > | Its value is "~/tmp/" > | Original value was > | "c:/DOCUME~1/KJAMBU~1/LOCALS~1/Temp/" > | > | Documentation: > | The directory for writing temporary files. > | > | You can customize this variable. > | > | [back] > `---- > > #+begin_src emacs-lisp > (expand-file-name "~/tmp") > #+end_src > > #+RESULTS: > : c:/Documents and Settings/kjambunathan/My Documents/My Data/tmp > --