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XP Pro Deleting Temp Internet Files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Porfidio, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. Porfidio

    Porfidio Thread Starter

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    Heard from a "friend" that when you delete the temporary internet files in XP Pro through Internet Explorer, that it doesn't delete them, it only renames them as part of the corporate security feature. And temp internet files can only be deleted with a special administrator program directly from Microsoft. So in essence, when you try to delete the files, they are not deleted, they just keep replicating and filling up your hard drive.... Is this true? and if so, is there a way around it? A way to get them outta there? Thanks!!!!
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    ALL files when deleted are "renamed". This has been the case for years, not just XP. It also does not pertain to just the TIF files
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    In fact that is how the unerase programs work. They look for files with the new first character and see if they can be recovered.
     
  4. Porfidio

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    Bob... thanks! I am new to using Win XP and that just didn't sound right! Was afraid to delete the temp files for the last few weeks... have them deleting now, and it's been running for almost 2 hours! LOL
     
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