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Internet explorer temp files and other browsers


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#1 Toony

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

I haven't used Internet Explorer in ages. It simply sits on my computer and is never used. I use firefox instead and routinely clear cache, and temp files with CCleaner. I have noticed before that when I select to clear all this stuff, it also removes a bunch of temp files from IE as well despite the fact I never use IE. I compared the number of files removed with the number in firefox and they're about the same amount. My question is, why does IE have all these temp files when I have never once used it?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:19 PM

Suggest the next time you use Ccleaner to click on the condensed list of files deleted to be able to
view the files deleted by Ccleaner. You will likely be able to recognize the files by the description given.
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#3 Toony

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

Ok. But why does IE have temp folders if I've never used it?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:04 PM

Are you sure its not doing something IN THE BACKGROUND?? (Getting updates for software,etc)

Next time you notice IE temp files,DO NOT DELETE THEM rather go into that folder and double click the files first and see what they are,it might give ya some idea whats going on.. (Open them in notepad)

Good luck :)

Edited by 4dude, 24 October 2011 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 24 October 2011 - 01:06 PM

Even though you don't use IE, Windows does. For instance, automatic updates.

Edit:
Oops, 4dude beat me to it.

Edited by FlannelBack, 24 October 2011 - 01:07 PM.





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