Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:13 PM
to BC EdithBunker
It can be confusing with so many temporary file folders all over the place, Internet Explorer creates and uses them and each user in Windows XP will have a set of 'Temporary internet files' under 'Documents and settings/<user>/Local Settings/' - using the 'delete files' tool under 'internet options' is the right way to empty these.
Inside the temporary internet files folder is another folder titled content IE5, and inside that are 4 folders with uppercase letters and numbers as the title
You can delete these if you wish, but IE will recreate them (if they are still being used) the next time it starts.
There is a Temp folder under Windows where applications can unpack themselves and create temporary files while they install or are in use. You can empty the folder but you cannot delete it as it's required by the system.
Is there any such instructions to do so in XP?
XP will do most of that for you. To clean your internet cache and temporary files:
then type in cleanmgr
this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK
There is a free program which will do an even more thorough job of removing temp files, unwanted logs, and a host of other stuff. It's called CCleaner and widely used and recommended by members here.
Download CCleaner from here:CCleaner
Do NOT use the 'Applications' or 'Issues' tabs unless you are an expert user.
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