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  1. Buddha1234

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    Hi.I have been told that it may be to my advantage to delete my temporary internet files.Is this correct?if so,what are the bebifits of this action?
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    Yes you need to clean out the cache of all temp files... the advantage is w/ out removing them it eats away at your resources which may cause you problems of many kinds.
    Also you can't download if you have no space cache & your system is bogged down with temps.
    Because all you download makes a temp copy til you install it.
    see this
    http://www.piersontech.com/07-CleanHardDrive.htm

    Savvy :)
     
  3. DoyceJ

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    After a while they tend to make your system sluggish. It is a good practise. Deleting them and history and cookies works great at keeping you system running well. You can do a search of this site for more information.

    Spyware is also a problem. I would recommend going here and downloading aaw.exe. Once you install it, run it and clean what it finds.

    http://www.wilders.org/downloads.htm
     
  4. Buddha1234

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    Ok.I have just done that.in its place i ahve a list of cookies.should i delete them as well?...should i also reduce the amount of disk space to use?It is currently 281mb..
     
  5. DoyceJ

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    Absolutely.

    I keep mine on 5 and know that others recommend 2. :)
     
  6. DoyceJ

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    BTW- What OS do you have? If your interested I will show you some great cleaning techniques that have been posted here.
     
  7. Buddha1234

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    Thank you very much.I have just deleted the lot and st it to 5.....I dont know what i would do without this site,now!!..Thanks..
     
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    Be sure and do the spyware thing also.

    BTW- You will notice only one downside to deleting temps. You will have to resign back in to site that were remembering your password.

    OS- Operating system (95, 98, 98se, ME)
     
  10. SavvyLady

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    OS is what version of windows?


    oops!
     
  11. Buddha1234

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    ok.I have Me..
     
  12. SavvyLady

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    Doyce please tell us a very good cleanup procedure for ME... I too have it


    Savvy :D
     
  13. DoyceJ

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    Darn. Cant remember all of it for ME. Give me a minute to look.
     
  14. DoyceJ

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    The basics are this. Clean the history, temps and cookies, spyware, then do you scandisk and defrag from safemode. Restart, at the first window start tapping F10, choose safemode from the list that comes up. You may miss it until you get used to it. When your finished, restart and it will come back to regular windows.

    There is also this;
    http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=61186

    I cant find my notes for MS-Dos in ME so I will leave that for another time. This should be all you need to stay running well.

    Did I tell you anything you didnt know Savvy? :)
     
  15. TonyKlein

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    If you go to Internet Options and clear your Temporary Internet Files, your cookies will remain, and they will have to be removed separately.
    You can do that there as well: Settings/Show files/select all, and delete them.

    About Temp internet files, here's a little tip:

    Go to tools/Internet Options, advanced tab, and check " Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed".

    That way you'll never forget again. :)

    And about cookies:

    How to Delete Cookie Files

    How to Set and Customize Cookies Settings in Internet Explorer

    What I used to do, is export my vital cookies, meaning the ones you really need to log in at sites like this, through Internet Explorer/File/Export/cookies.

    I then let my cookies accumulate again, and every week or so I deleted everything, and restored my backup of the essential cookies.

    You could also put sites you don't want to receive cookies from in the Restricted Zones (Internet Options/Security), or install a dedicated cookie manager, which will allow you to differentiate between cookies you always want to allow, and the ones you always want to block.

    Good luck,
     
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