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    Temp internet and windows temp folder
    « on: January 30, 2006, 07:16:30 AM »
    Temporary internet folder and windows temp folder are they the same?
    I have noticed that i have something like 50mb of files in my temporary folder. Can i delete these files? If i delete them will that affect the performance of the computer?
    When i delete temporary internet files from the internet tools options menu. (The option to keep history for a certain amount of days is set to 0 days)it shows cleared. Will some of these files be staying else where. If so how can i find and delete them? like some clips and things downloaded from the internet will they lie at some other place on the pc? Is there some method to avoid this?

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      Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
      « Reply #1 on: January 30, 2006, 12:43:09 PM »
       THE_SAINT

      What are Temporary Internet Files?
      Temporary Internet Files are, in fact, the cache of the Internet Explorer. This means that when you load a web page with Internet Explorer, it is saved on your computer so that if you later decide to open the same page again, it will open a lot faster. Temporary Internet Files improve speed of web browsing and also make possible so called offline browsing, which gives you the ability to open the web pages from cache even when you are not connected to the Internet.

      Despite all these positive things about Temporary Internet Files, they have one big drawback: they compromise your privacy. Everyone with access to your computer can look into your Temporary Internet Files folder (location of this folder is discussed here) and see the sites that you have visited in the past. You can manually delete the contents of Temporary Internet Files folder (explained here) but this will not erase all traces of the pages because a special file called Index.dat is placed in this folder and it will still preserve the names and even the dates of your first visits to many pages.

      Windows temp folder.....

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      Hope this helps you .

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        Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
        « Reply #2 on: January 30, 2006, 12:59:32 PM »

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        Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
        « Reply #3 on: January 30, 2006, 02:16:12 PM »
        Something like EmpTemp is even easier to use than CrapCleaner if it's just temp files and caches you want cleared. Even a small batch/script would do the trick.

        I do like CrapCleaner though.  :)

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          Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
          « Reply #4 on: January 30, 2006, 02:18:26 PM »
          Or Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup  ;)
          Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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            Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
            « Reply #5 on: January 30, 2006, 03:07:03 PM »
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            Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk Cleanup
            Painfully slow, how does it run for you GX1_Man?

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              Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
              « Reply #6 on: January 30, 2006, 05:09:10 PM »
              Less than 12 sec on a Win2k laptop with a p3 650 and 256 RAM.


              On my Linux box it takes 0 seconds because it's not needed!  ;)
              « Last Edit: January 30, 2006, 05:10:17 PM by GX1_Man »
              Please post as much information about your computer, operating system, and problem as possible, what happened prior to problems, etc. Too much info is OK, too little is pointless! Don't just say "My computer doesn't work. What's wrong?"

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                Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
                « Reply #7 on: June 16, 2007, 07:59:39 PM »
                Is there any way in seeing what is on the index.dat file?

                And is it possible to clear the data from this file?

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                Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
                « Reply #8 on: June 17, 2007, 07:35:23 AM »
                A year and a half bump ? ? ?

                They can be opened with Notepad...some will make sense...other's not.
                   
                 
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                Re: Temp internet and windows temp folder
                « Reply #9 on: June 17, 2007, 07:40:13 AM »
                Woah, And he asked a question.

                THE_SAINT, start a new topic man.