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Files Generated.

    There are several files that DMDX generates (besides regular output files with the extensions .DTP .AZK and .ZIL), they are located either in the directory the item files are in or in /Program Files/DMDX or as a last resort as of version 4.2.1.0 of DMDX in the system or user's temporary directory (the %temp% directory in a batch file) if the item file directory is read only (or otherwise incapable of being written to):

rtfparsed.itm
   
This file is generated as the .RTF item file is parsed, it is the actual item file that the scramble routines read.   If an .RTF file wasn't used for input (a feature that I don't think currently works) and instead a pure ascii file was then this file would not be generated and scramble would use the pure ascii file instead.

scrambled.itm
    This file is generated as the item file is scrambled, it is the actual item file that the display routines read.   If an scrambling was not used then this file would not be generated and the display routines would use whatever came from the .RTF parser instead.

job1.zil
    The temporary output file for .AZK and .ZIL output types -- used by the user only in the case of a failure or an accidental abort.

diagnostics.txt
    The contents of the DMDX dialog.   This is generated as DMDX runs so if there is a catastrophic crash you have some track record of what caused it.   Also, if the .DTP output file type is used this is your only track record of frames displayed late (other ascii output files have the errors written to them).   If the TimeDX / Advanced / Task Priorities / Cumulative Diagnotics.txt check box has been checked this file will not be overwritten with each new run of DMDX and will need to be pruned manually.
    diagnostics.txt is more often created in the folder that DMDX.EXE lives in, however on a lot of systems these days that's not writeable unless you're running as an administrator so DMDX will ask Windows for the temporary files directory.  Might C:\windows\temp or any one of a wide range of other possible locations.

dmdxpass.txt
    Only generated by PASSPOINT versions of DMDX.   This file contains any amount of diagnostic information generated as DMDX runs depending on how many types of passpoints have been enabled (currently there are 20 categories of passpoints).  



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