Web-Page "Time Warp" -stuck in the past!

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DNeurococo

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No doubt I am doing somthing really stupid, but will someone explain this to me?

When I surf the web, I bring up OLD web pages. That is, when I click on a site on Jan 13, I will get the Web-Page from Jan 9. I am NOT using a book-mark or any secondary method to access, I just type in the URL at the top. I get an old version, even though I KNOW the site has been updated. If I access the same page on another computer, I will get the Web-Page from Jan 13 with recent info -- but my own computer gives the Web-Page from Jan 9 with old data.

What am I doing wrong? What things should I check?
 

Miz

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Assuming you're using Internet Explorer, in IE go to Tools>Internet Options>General tab and click on the Delete Files button. That will get rid of the old versions of the pages that IE has cached.

Then click the Settings button. Check either "Automatically" or "Every time you start Internet Explorer" (Automatically is the default). Then, if you have broadband, set the cache size to something a lot smaller than the default. I set it to 10 megs. A large cache can be helpful on a slow connection but with broadband, it can take longer for IE to search a large cache than it takes to get a completely fresh download of the page.

When done, click OK and OK again. Try a few pages and see if that fixed things.

Then go to
 

DNeurococo

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Thanks Miz, that did the trick.

While updating "Settings" (as per your instructions) I suddenly remembered that I disabled the "check for newer version of stored pages"! I meant to do it temporarily, then totally forgot about it! I set it back to "always" and now it works fine.

Mark this one "Solved".

My thanks again Miz!
 
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