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removing IE temp files in win98

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by spooky, Jan 24, 2002.

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  1. spooky

    spooky Thread Starter

    May 30, 2000

    I am using IE 5 via a dial up connection and because I have a small HD (not upgradeable) I need to remove internet and web temp files which seem to get larger and larger. This is especially true of index.dat files which I can't seem to delete.

    does anyone know how to do this safely?

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Try this

    IE architecture and provides faster access to the files. You will also find one in \History and \Temporary Internet Files.
    Since they are always in use, they can not be deleted from windows.
    But, over time these files grow, even though the files in the folders are deleted.
    To completely delete the files and have them rebuilt, restart to DOS and enter

    Deltree c:\windows\cookies
    Deltree c:\windows\history
    Deltree c:\windows\tempor~1

    For each of the above, after confirming the folder name, you need to respond with a Y.

    Note that the \TIF folder may be under Local Settings, in which case yo would use

    Deltree c:\windows\locals~1\tempor~1
  3. esdxc37


    Nov 26, 2000
    or you could do it the easy way
    open ie
    tools<>internet options<>delete temp internet files<>delete cookies<> delete history

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