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Just for clarification, are the users on Tableau Reader or Desktop? Either way, the only place I've ever seen the temp file listed is within the Tableau logs. However, there's not even any way to figure out what directory Tableau is installed in, so I think you're out of luck. One thought would be to have a script that monitors Tableau's temp directory and copies files into a directory with a defined algorithm that could be used for the URLs in the workbook, I wouldn't know how to go about creating that, though. It's a neat idea, though, and I'd love to be wrong!
Something like this might be possible on Tableau Server where a script could go into the Postgres DB and extract the files to a separate folder and then make them available as permanent URLs, or monitor the temp folder, etc. Joe Mako's working on the first chunk of this process in this post: http://community.tableau.com/thread/119802
Thanks Jonathan. I suspected this was the case, but I wanted to make sure before I posted it in the Ideas section. And to answer your question, ultimately it would be for both Reader and Desktop, but the Reader version would be most useful for us.