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Temporary Internet Files gone weird after using CCleaner.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mahlerian, Mar 21, 2011.

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  1. mahlerian

    mahlerian Thread Starter

    Feb 3, 2005
    I've been trying to solve a slow shutdown problem and earlier today decided to see if clearing my Temporary Internet Files might help. I used CCleaner and now wish I hadn't, because of what it's done to the location of the TIF. I should say locations because now they're shared between two places according to Windows Explorer. To explain: they've always been in the usual place, ie Documents and Settings/Me/Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files (with the main list on the opening page and the Content.IE5 folders opening once I append Content.IE5). Now, after using CCleaner, Temporary Internet Files are still there in the usual place, but another folder has been created in the Documents and Settings/Me/Local Settings/Temp folder. Not only has this extra TIF folder been created in the Temp folder but so too has another Cookies folder and History folder, while all the originals are still there in their usual places, ie under Local Settings.
    And it gets more complicated.
    Starting with the History folders. The original Local Settings History folder is still opening and functioning as usual while the new History folder in the Temp folder does nothing when I click on it.
    Not so with the old and new Cookies folders. The old Cookies folder appears to have stopped functioning at the CCLeaner clean and all new cookies are now appearing in the new Temp/Cookies folder.
    It gets more complicated with the Temporary Internet Files folders. Now the old Local Settings TIF folder is listing new files on its main page as it always has, but now when I append Content.IE5 like I used to, it simply shows the index.dat file that was there before I used CCleaner and no folders. And when I open the new Local Settings/Temp/Temporary Internet Files, it doesn't have any list of files on its opening page but a file marked Content.IE5. Which when I click on and open, sure enough, has the newly created Content.IE5 folders within it together with a new index.dat file.

    So, now, my main page of tif files is in the (original) Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files folder, while the Content.IE5 folders are now located in the (new) Local Settings/Temp/Temporary Internet Files folder.

    I've tried to delete the contents of the Temp folder using CCleaner, hoping that that would make the original tif folder revert to its original functioning, but no, the new Cookies, History, and Temporary Internet folders won't delete from the Temp folder.
    Why would new Cookies, History and Temporary Internet Files folders have been created within the Local Settings/Temp folder? And why/how have the Temporary Internet Files main list and the Content.IE5 folders been separated into different locations?
    And how do I start putting things right?
    Incidentally, Internet Options settings for location of tif reads the new Local Settings/Temp location but when I click on view files the original Local Settings/Temporary Internet Files folder opens! Weird.
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