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Temporary Internet Files Question?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:38 AM

I share my PC with my daughter and we both have administrator accounts. Once a month I clean up the cookies, temporary internet files etc on our PC. I do both accounts and this is the reason for my question. When I use cleanmgr to delete the temp internet files my account always has significently less files than my daughters. For example today I had a little over 18,000k in my account and my daughter had over 339,000k in hers. As I always do both accounts one after the other this is therefore in the same time span even though my daughter only spends about 1/2 the time on the PC that I do. It is a similar story every month.

I spend most of my time browsing various hobby and interest forums like Bleeping Computer.com whereas my daughter is mainly on messenger chatting with her friends. Would this explain the huge difference in temporary internet files.

Thank you in advance for any explanation.
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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:45 AM

Here is a simple definition from Wikipedia - Temporary Internet Files is a directory on Microsoft Windows computer systems. The directory is used by Internet Explorer to cache pages on websites visited by the user. This allows such websites to load quicker the next time they are visited.

Your daughter must be browsing sites in order to pick up these temporary files.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:09 AM

Generally speaking, the more intense the graphics on a webpage, the greater the number and size of temporary files IE will store. You can review these files if you use the Windows DiskCleanup utility (All Programs/Accessories/Utilities/DiskCleanup). It may be that other files may be storing themselves there by an inadvertent change to an application's default settings.
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Edited by jgweed, 06 June 2007 - 11:12 AM.

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#4 bluesjunior

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 02:46 PM

Thanks for the replies. My daughter is into photography and uses a program called MGI Photo Suite so this could possibly explain the big difference.
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