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delete temp internet files etc?

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  1. eric urban

    eric urban Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Just wanted to know how to safely delete temp internet files
    plus sites I visited that show up on the header area?
    wherever do they go?
    Thanks
     
  2. skyman

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    TO DELETE YOUR TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES

    GO TO INTERNET EXPLORER/TOOLS/PROPERTIES/SETTINGS/VIEW FILES/EDIT/
    SELECT ALL/FILE/DELETE AND YOUR TEMP INTERNET FILES WILL BE GONE.


    This will delete all your cookies also.

    If this is not what you want, keep on the thread
     
  3. angel

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    Actually, there's a very hidden folder named Content.IE5 within your Temporary Internet Files folder that you'll want to delete too. You can do this from Dos.
     
  4. eric urban

    eric urban Thread Starter

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    Hi again,
    Actually I am using AOL on my laptop, compaq presario 1200,
    with windows 98.
    So how do I delete temp internet since I do not have IE? Or
    am not using it as my browser?
    Also what do I exactly type in at the dos prompt to delete
    that other "hidden" file?
    Thanks a lot
     
  5. angel

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    Sorry, but not familiar with AOL. If it doesn't use IE then I don't think you'll have the Content.IE5 folder nor do I know if the TIF files would even be stored in the Temporary Internet Files directory.
    Hopefully someone around here uses AOL...
     
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    Hi Eric urban, there is a program you can download called Spider.It will remove the hidden file in IE. your temp. internet files,history files and cookies.I use it all the time and its a great program,and its free.


    http://www.fsm.nl/ward

    Just download the version you want,(i have v1.16)unzip and run it
    Btw,i had aol about 2 years ago and just because you use the aol browser doesnt mean you dont have IE.Go to Start>Run>type in msinfo32 when the window opens you will see what version of IE you have.

    Let us know if this helps.
     
  8. ezymony

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    you have an index dat file in ie you can delete in dos but it will put it back when you start up again
     
  9. eric urban

    eric urban Thread Starter

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    Hi again,
    I just downloaded the "spider", will check it out later tonight or
    tommorrow, will let you know what I find.
    Thanks so far
     
  10. eric urban

    eric urban Thread Starter

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    well I downlaoded "spider", and I see what you mean, it
    shows all the stuff. But how do I delete the stuff?
    The spider program itself does'nt delete?
    or is something wrong?
    When I try to delete all the urls from Windows Explorer, it
    deletes, then I go to spider and it still shows it?
    Does'nt the spider program ITSELF delete??
    if so HOW?
    thanks
     
  11. angel

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    With Spider open, choose the Options menu. You should be able to check what you would like Spider to delete.
     
  12. eric urban

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    well what I have downloaded is spider 1.04, and 116.
    I have 1.04 up and running, and when I start it it begins to
    scan the drive and stops and says that "file too large for notepad
    would you like to use wordpad instead?", I click ok, and it
    loads all the urls etc. Then on the top of the screen there are
    the following: file,edit,view,insert,format,help.
    only under "view" will you find "options", and in that there is
    nothing that would delete any info, under edit there is nothing
    that says or shows anyway to delete.
    So I tried to unzip the 116 version and I am stuck in the unzipping
    part, it says that the file is already unzipped and when I look
    at the contents it is empty? I am using norton unzip, then again
    another time I did it and selected all and it showed the contents
    as spider.exe and so forth, then when I closed the unzip program
    and on the screen was something new called "spiderbite" and
    I tried that out and a blue box came up and said that "spiderbite
    cannot read the hidden url" , so I am not sure now what is
    going on??
    Thanks for the help
     
  13. angel

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    Well, I am using 1.1.6.0 and I'm not sure how previous versions work nor do I know why 1.1.6 is causing you so many probs. If you like, I can send you the zip file as a self-extracting to give it a try... If so, Private Message or email me with your email address.
     
  14. beach51

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    On that version of spider,click edit,select all ,then hit delete key
     
  15. johnhammond

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    Just to let you know and it may or may not help Aol uses and integrated version of IE. I think that aol 6.0 uses ie 4
     
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