I've been getting this error on my status page since I updated to 7.24 (I'm on 7.34 now).

I do have my other files directories protected. I just am having a real hard time figuring how to shut this one off. I've checked at admin/config/media/file-system for the temp file directory, and it's set to /tmp. I think that's the default. But I checked /tmp, no file of that name exists, nor is it in my sites/default/files.

Nothing seems to be broken, at least with file manipulation and storage, so it seems like Drupal is handling things fine, I just am not sure where this folder is supposed to be, or if it's supposed to be a physical file, and if not, how can I protect it with a .htaccess file if it's not a physical folder.

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Ugh, so I just realized that the directory was /tmp, not tmp. Meaning that directory is at the root of the file system, not at my site's root. I checked at / and low and behold, there is my tmp folder. Now I know where to place this .htaccess file.

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