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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by rgriese, Dec 27, 2001.

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  1. rgriese

    rgriese Thread Starter

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    This directory contains a huge amount of subdirectories and files. It takes a long time to back it up. Since it is called "tempory" can the directory just be cleared? I
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya and welcome

    Do you mean the Tempory Internet Files? If so, yes, but not the actual folders. Just go to Tools | Interent Options. Under General tab, click Delete Files. DON'T delete offline content, OK and OK.

    Regards

    eddie
     
  3. rgriese

    rgriese Thread Starter

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    Thanks eddie:

    Not only did you let me know that I could delete those files but you showed me how to do it. Thank you.
     
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi,

    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 need to remind yourself.

    Cheers,
     
  5. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    If you are not keeping web pages to view offline, select the Delete Offline Content, and the folders will also be deleted.
     
  6. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya WhitPhil

    Thanks for mentioning that. I have a few but wasn't sure about deleting offline content. Some people may still want the files.

    eddie
     
  7. rgriese

    rgriese Thread Starter

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    Phil & Tony:

    This gets better and better. Thought I wouldn't hear anything for a few days and it's all done.

    Thanks

    Rich Griese
     
  8. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    OK, here's another one. :D

    Works for Win95 and Win98.

    In ME it needs to be done slightly differently.

    Go to Start/run and type notepad /autoexec.bat (there's a space after 'Notepad'!)

    Your Autoexec.bat will now open in Notepad.

    Insert the following lines just before the last one:

    @Echo Off
    Smartdrv
    Deltree /Y C:\Windows\Locals~1\Tempor~1\*.* > Nul


    Save in 'File'

    Now every time you start Windows these folder will be thorougly emptied.

    Now my temp internet files are in C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet files
    If the path to the folder is different on your system, it needs to be adapted in the batch file.

    Many people have them in C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files, so in that cases the line should read:

    Deltree /Y C:\Windows\Tempor~1\*.* > Nul

    Here's some more info: Deleting Temporary Content

    Good luck,
     
  9. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Note: That will definitely get rid of any offline content!!
     
  10. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi WhitPhil,

    Very likely, yes... LOL



    Cheers,
     
  11. rgriese

    rgriese Thread Starter

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    Unfortunately I am running Windows ME, so what's different?When I tried to set the switch to delete temp files upon exit under advanced it doesn't appear.

    Thanks again

    Rich
     
  12. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Rich,

    You mean in Internet Options/Advanced?
    It should be there.
    This is about Internet Explorer, not about Window 98 or Millennium.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    If you scroll down, it is in the Security Section.

    If not, what version of IE are you running?
     
  14. rgriese

    rgriese Thread Starter

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    Tony & Phil:

    Sorry for the delay, I have been sick in bed for two days.

    I have searched the advanced internet options thoroughly and cannot find that switch. I am running IE 5.5. Is there any other switch which could cause the one I am looking for to be unavailable? Could it be Windows ME?

    At least I know how to empty the files but it would be nice to do so automatically.

    Happy new year to both.

    Rich
     
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