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#1 jaywoo

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:20 AM

I'm having problems with the Temp Internet files. When I'm in Windows explorer and in C:documents and settings/Jay/local settings/temporary internet files/ it shows very few files, yet when I check the properties of this file it shows 42,730 files, 2.36GB of files with 37 folders! I already checked the "folder view" option under tools to make sure it was set to show hidden files.

I would very much like to know how to view and delete what is in these folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#2 tg1911

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:46 AM

Is it your Temp Internet files showing 2.36GB, or is it your Temp files?
To view your Temp files click Start
Click Run
Type in %temp%
Hit Enter
You can delete all of these files, in your Temp folder.
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 02:01 AM

Make sure you defragment your drive after deleting the unwanted files/cleanup.
Since the files sizes we store and delete from the system are large, the HD may get fragmented and lead to system instability.

Edited by turnip, 09 July 2005 - 02:02 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2005 - 02:22 AM

It's the temporary internet files. I copied the directory over to my other hard drive (F Drive) and sure enough, there is a ton of files in there. I still can't delete or view any of those files on my C drive, though.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 02:46 AM

Have you tried to delete them in Safe Mode?
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#6 jaywoo

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 03:01 AM

Yeah, that worked also. Went into safe mode, and behold, there were the files. I deleted everything. Now back in normal mode, the folder is empty (supposedly) in windows explorer, but if I right click it and click poroperties, it still shows up as having 5 folders. Weird.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 07:32 AM

The folders remain or are re-created when you launch IE. As long as they are empty, you are fine.
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 04:08 PM

Yeah, the heck of it is, the only way I can empty them is in safe mode, or so it would seem anyway.

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 01:19 AM

Why not download a copy of Ccleaner and delete everything it finds. It's safe to use,and does'nt delete any system files.

I've used this for 6 months, and deleted everything it found, PC runs better and never had a problem.




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