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lafn

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I am cleaning a freinds PC and cant' find the cache folder, It has never been emptied and is so full you cant empty it thru regular means....... I had to manually delete 48,000 .Tmp files...
anyone know where cache is stored?


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Here are locations that you can delete everything in

c:\Recycled\*.*
c:\Windows\Tempor~1\*.*
c:\Windows\History\*.*
c:\Temp\*.*
c:\Windows\Intern~1\*.*
c:\Windows\*.TMP
c:\windows\cookies\*.*
c:\*.tmp
 

lafn

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I had done these already, couldn't find this folder on here,
c:\Windows\Intern~1\*.*


thanks
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WhitPhil

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If the cache isn't under \Windows\Temporary Internet Files, it is most likely under \Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.
Given your friend is running IE.
 

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What was wrong with going to Internet Options, and on the General tab, in the Temporary Internet Files section, hit "delete files??
 
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Tony-I had a friend with about 2 gigs in cookies/temp files, and the computer would freeze if used that button.
 

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Originally posted by brendandonhu:
Tony-I had a friend with about 2 gigs in cookies/temp files
Now there's a system in need of maintenance... :p
 
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I'll say!
He had like 100 icons on the desktop, all of his programs loading on startup (AIM, WinZip, Kazaa, OE, Word). It was a big mess.
 

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I've taken a lot of people to Delete temp internet files, one time, it took 15 minutes to delete them. She had never deleted them before.
And they wonder why pages start coming up slow.
 
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When I

Tools/Options/delete cookies & files I thought that operation cleared everything.

If I then explore in

c:/windows/Local Settings/TIF/content.ie5
or
c:/windows/TIF/content.ie5

it is generally full of separate folders full of data and jpgs, gifs, swf etc. I usually just highlight it all and delete it but ...

how come it doesn't get deleted with the auto function?

and why is the folder called Content.IE5? I run IE6SP1. is that just a common carryover from the previous version or can I delete that too?

I guess I probably shouldn't be asking this here - oops
 
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brendandonhu,

ah you are following me around lol,

you must think I am obsessed with covering my tracks, but I guess many people think deleting TIF gets rid of ALL their easily accessible Internet activity - like I did. Certainly doesn't seem to for me, I have to manually delete it from those locations above.

as you say the "button" only deletes from my
C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
directory.
 
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I have a little batch file I use to clear history & temps, I will try and remember to post it when I am on that computer.
 
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