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IE will not cache anything in Windows XP

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#1 UpsideDownFaceBoy


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Posted 27 April 2009 - 09:34 PM

:flowers: I am using an older computer (about 5 years old) running Windows XP and IE version 7. Years ago, I used to delete the Temporary Internet Files folder about two or three times a year, whenever I could no longer do those things that are prevented by having a full browser cache. But over the last couple of years, I have noticed that I have had to do this increasingly often - eventually once per month, then once per week, and now it appears that nothing is being cached, even immediately after I empty the aforementioned folder. Since I maintain a web site that contains a lot of large images, this is greatly affecting my productivity.

I have (and have always had) the "amount of disk space to use" for "temporary internet Files folder" cranked up to 32000 MB, which is the maximum allowed (slider bar won't go any further to the right) - I am sure that I am not filling up that much space between emptyings. Overall hard drive space is still vastly unused (47GB of 57GB not in use). I did have a virus recently - I think I might have eliminated it - but this problem was building before the virus.

How can I get IE to start re-caching? Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:43 PM

Hello UpsideDownFaceBoy,

I see that you have an HJT log posted here:

We do not allow more than one topic for the same computer and the same issue as this causes confusion, and in this case may make the disinfection process more difficult.

This leaves you with a choice:

1) Have this thread reopened and moved to the Web-browsing forum and the HiJack This log topic deleted


2) Keep this thread closed and wait for assistance in the HiJack This log forum. Please note that that forum is VERY busy.

Please send a Private Message indicating your choice.

Assuming you wish assistance in the HiJack This forum, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show in the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are EXTREMELY busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond. Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible

To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic. Good luck with your log.

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