“Error Message #3338” – BarTender Error Message


This Error Message Article explains the BarTender error message “Error Message #3338” and details how to fix the underlying problem that caused it to appear.


When opening a label file, the BarTender program displays the message: “The temporary file C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\BTW{4F80FD77-41DC-8F06-A9227482B304}.TMP could not be accessed.”  (The name and location of the file may be slightly different.)

BarTender is trying to expand the label file (label is saved in a compressed format) and it cannot create the file. Most likely cause is that the folder that it is trying to create the temporary file does not exist.


Create the folder (not the file) in the location indicated in the error message – in this example, it would be ‘temp’ folder in c:\users\administrator\appdata\local folder.

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Updated on July 31, 2017

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