Delete Temporary Internet Files

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This subject has been discussed many times. Emptying the Temporary Internet Files using IE doesn't remove the Content.IE5 Folder and its subfolders, and indext.dat. Same for cookies and History too.

I usually deltree the Temporary Internet Folder in DOS. However, I have found a new way. In XP, I set up another USER Identity. I then log on as this other identity. I can delete any folder I like in my other Profile Folder so long as I am not signed in as that particular User. It's easy to just delete the whole temp int folder that way. Or remove the index.dat from the cookies folder.

Does this work in WinME? I know a lot of people don't like to use the bootdisk and the command prompt. Would someone please try this and let me know if it works?

Thanks in Advance,

Mo
 
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Hi MO. Long time no see. Are they still calling it the Content IE5 folder even in XP. I had upgraded to IE6 and was wondering why it didn't change.

I'm still deleting the whole Content IE5 folder instead of going to DOS. Both ways take the TIF folder down to about 32K.
 

WhitPhil

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Mo:
I think that I've seen this posted before, as a way to get around deleting at the DOS level in Win9x.

BUT, the real easy way, if you have the ram installed (which many people have these days), is to set up a ramdrive, and point the temp files there. Then when you shutdown, everything hits the infamous bit bucket! :)
 

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Hey, you got it Deke.

When I joined VirtualDr, over 3 years ago I had to choose a name. I thought about WhitbyPhil and settled on WhitPhil!
 

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Dave:
This site explains how to set one up.

Mine is a 10MB ramdrive and instead of using all the REG changes, I just moved the \TIF folder to the new drive from IE > Internet Options.
AND, did not move the cookies and history.

BUT, note that this particular method does NOT work on an Me system!!
 
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Thanks Phil! Bookmarked same and will try when I have a machine to test on. I believe the inability to use on WinME is due to the way WinME doesn't use the autoexec.bat file. If I was daring I would hack the autoexec.bat part of Winme's registry to reflect this procedure and watch what it does with it. :)
Maybe next weekend for a test to see the results.

Dave
 
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