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#1 Old Gimmer

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 12:06 PM

Hello, I wonder if anybody can answer this question.

When I use Windows Update, am I updating the whole computer or just my part of it? The reason I'm asking is that yesterday I was doing a scan when I happened to glance at the screen and saw that it was sorting through my wife's Tempory Internet Folders and it said IE5. What I can't understand is, I updated to IE6 ages ago and naturally assumed that it would have changed it for my wife as well, or am I wrong? If I am wrong does that mean that I have also to do the updates from her side as well? Many thanks.....OG.

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#2 Grinler

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 11:59 AM

Windows updates affects the whole computer. Log into your wifes profile and run IE and see if its IE 5 or not

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:48 PM

Cheers Grinler, Will try that and see what it says.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:37 PM

Say, Old Gimmer, not to worry about the IE5 folder. You have a subdirectory under Temporary Internet Files directory named Content IE5 whether you're running IE6 or not. Under the Content IE5 folder you will have several subdirectories with a random set of numbers and letters for names. It's just the way MS has the TIF (browser cache) set up.

Probably they started doing it that way when version 5 of IE was the latest version and saw no need to change the folder name when IE updated. Also you have to Show hidden files in order to see it so I guess they figure most people wouldn't bother. But it causes consfusion because scanners will list that directory. But it's perfectly normal.
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 06:31 PM

Papakid - thanks for that detailed explanation. It has put my mind at rest. Cheers. ....OG.




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