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Thread #138262   Message #3164530
Posted By: JohnInKansas
02-Jun-11 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Temp Internet Files
Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
Fred -

The Temporary Internet Files is movable and although I've never found any reason to move it on purpose it seems to have jumped around on my (Vista) machine rather erratically.

In IE, Click Tools|Internet Options|General Tab and there's a "Delete Files" Button, and an adjacent "Settings" button. If you click the Settings button, it should tell you where your (current) Temporary Internet Files are, and offer the option to move the files.

The "Delete Files" button in IE|Tools works okay, except that a file that's open can't be deleted, so if a browser window you've got up is associated with a Temp file that file likely won't get cleaned out.

You can get the same cleanup result in WINDOWS EXPLORER by right clicking on a drive, click Properties, and then Click Disk Cleanup. You can run this Disk Cleanup, and choose Temp Int Files as one of the things to delete, with browsers shut down so that you get a more complete cleanup. Ideally, for most thorough Disk Cleanup you should have no programs open when you run it, to make sure that there aren't any (or at least are few) stray ~*.* or *.tmp files open to "resist being deleted."