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Deleteing Temporary Internet Files Folder

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#1 George Jr

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 09:45 AM

I'm running Vista on a Dell with a 72GB hard drive. I'd like to know how to remove the Temporary Internet files and folders that are taking up over 21 GB of my hard drive. They can be found under C:\Documents and Settings\George Roberts\Local Settings\Temporary Internet files. There are over 855,000 files and 2,345 folders.

There is also 559MB under the Temp folder.

Windows Explorer will not let me delete or rename the folder because the Temporary Internet Files folder is a required hidden "Windows" folder.

Any suggestions?


George Roberts

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Edited by boopme, 07 December 2010 - 10:13 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:15 AM

Hello try safely removing them with
Please download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop.
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Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.
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