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Tech: Temp Internet Files

Fred McCormick 02 Jun 11 - 07:46 AM
DrugCrazed 02 Jun 11 - 08:06 AM
Bill D 02 Jun 11 - 09:10 AM
Bernard 02 Jun 11 - 12:37 PM
Bill D 02 Jun 11 - 01:13 PM
GUEST 02 Jun 11 - 11:04 PM
JohnInKansas 02 Jun 11 - 11:40 PM
GUEST,Peter Laban 03 Jun 11 - 04:51 AM
Monique 03 Jun 11 - 05:37 AM
Jim McLean 03 Jun 11 - 05:55 AM
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Subject: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 07:46 AM

Somewhere in the bowels of Windows 7 there is a folder called Content.IE5. I found it by accident when I was downloading a file, and it led me to a sub-folder which displayed the following path.

C:/Users/User/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5 .

In Content.IE5 I found something in the region of ten thousand temporary Internet files. I cleaned them out and my hitherto sluggish computer suddenly took on a new lease of life.

Now, I regularly clean out my browsing history via the option on Control Panel-Network and Internet and this gets rid of various bits of junk, supposedly including temp Internet files. Obviously it wasn't.

The problem is that I can't trace this folder through the path above. I can get to C:/Users/User with no bother, but from there I can't find a folder called AppData, either in User or in any of the User sub-folders.

Could any kind soul tell me what the 'enry Meville I'm doing wrong?

Many thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: DrugCrazed
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 08:06 AM

It's a hidden folder, so you can't directly browse to it unless you have "show hidden folders on".

They aren't doing any harm you know.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 09:10 AM

Yeah... I found that file several years ago...and IF you don't change some settings, it will archive stuff you do in OTHER browsers than IE.

The various subfolders in it don't show up in the same way that sub-folders do in other places, and reading the contents requires special tricks.

They obviously INTEND that it not be easily accessible to the average user.

I use a neat file manager called Free Commander to look thru things. It has dual panes and all sorts of settings to make exploring easier.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Bernard
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 12:37 PM

Sounds like a Norton Commander clone...!

Folder Options - View - 'Hide protected operating system files' and uncheck... but be vewwy vewwy careful!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 01:13 PM

Not quite like Norton...but lots of good tricks.

The Content.IE5 files have little to do with system operating files...they just function a lot like secret caches.

I once posted screen captures of their arrangement.....then I found some way to turn OFF IEs storing stuff there that I did in Opera.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 11:04 PM

Poster is most likely Gargoyle
Previously posted about "FLASH" Adobe and the insideous "cookie" (NOT) installed for every viewing of a "You Tube" etc type file.



Mudcat uses them - ever wonder why the ads a specific to you?



Run your browser system off a "flash drive" and clear at the end of every session.



Run a "find files" (created in the last hour) after you log-out ... it enough to make you wish you planted tomatoes and cooked more than pancakes this last week.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 02 Jun 11 - 11:40 PM

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."

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 04:51 AM

It's a good idea to use disk clean regularly or alternatively use a utility program, may of which are available free on Cnet, or a dedicated cleaner like cc cleaner to clean caches and temp folders.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Monique
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 05:37 AM

I once found out that I could access it through ACDSee photo manager and now regularly clean it this way.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: Jim McLean
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 05:55 AM

After going through the IE delete routine as mentioned, I go to Search and type in %temp% (that's percentage sign temp percentage sign) and open the folder when found. I then delete averything.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Temp Internet Files
From: GUEST,Jim McLean
Date: 03 Jun 11 - 06:07 AM

I should have said I am running Vista.


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