I've noticed that when idle, my hard drive is continuously doing some i/o. I downloaded ProcMon.exe from SysInternals (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/default.mspx) and found the culprit. Idea.exe sits there and constantly tries to find the following file... C:\Documents and Settings\gsnider\Local Settings\Temp\e4j_p4564.tmp. So if I create the dumb file, idea sees it and then deletes it, and begins searching again for the same .tmp file. But.. the filename that idea searches for changes every time I restart Idea.
So my question is, does anyone else see this strange behavior? Or can anyone tell me why precious resources are being consumed looking for some arbitrary .tmp file?