Content.IE5 Folder... WTF??



greggbeck2000@yahoo.com
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Can someone explain the logic or purpose for this folder and why is it
hidden? What's the best way to keep it clean? Manaul deletions? Why
doesn't IE clean it when that option is chosen in its options?

Jeez, I just found 200mb of crap in it and a virus. I didn't even know
the dang folder existed.

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:23 PM
greggbeck2000@yahoo.com wrote:

>Can someone explain the logic or purpose for this folder and why is it
>hidden? What's the best way to keep it clean? Manaul deletions? Why
>doesn't IE clean it when that option is chosen in its options?

This is in the TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES folder and holds the cache for
the IE. You cannot see this folder for the current user, because the
Windows Explorer manages a special view which combines the contents of
all the subfolders in CONTENT.IE5 in a virtual folder.
To empty the folder, logon as the user for which you want to erase the
data and in the Internet Explorer go to Tools > Internet Options >
Delete Files.
Further help with the IE is available from
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser.

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Winux P
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Hi greggbeck,

It a webpage cache as well as other files as well. The best way to clean it
is to log on (after a reboot or start up) as an Administrator other than
your own account. Navigate to the '..\Content.IE5' and delete all. This
method will also allow you to delete the (undeletable) index.dat file as
well. Limit the size of the folder from internet options in control panel if
200mb of crap is too much for your liking.

Hope this helps ya'.

-Winux P.

<greggbeck2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1115867608.546959.75830@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
: Can someone explain the logic or purpose for this folder and why is it
: hidden? What's the best way to keep it clean? Manaul deletions? Why
: doesn't IE clean it when that option is chosen in its options?
:
: Jeez, I just found 200mb of crap in it and a virus. I didn't even know
: the dang folder existed.
:

Winux P
07-09-2005, 11:24 PM
Just to be a bit more precise "...Navigate to the '..\Content.IE5'..". From
another Administrators' account navigate to your '..\Content.IE5' folder and
delete as such.

-Winux P.

"Winux P" <winuxp@msnews.grp> wrote in message
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:
: Hi greggbeck,
:
: It a webpage cache as well as other files as well. The best way to clean
it
: is to log on (after a reboot or start up) as an Administrator other than
: your own account. Navigate to the '..\Content.IE5' and delete all. This
: method will also allow you to delete the (undeletable) index.dat file as
: well. Limit the size of the folder from internet options in control panel
if
: 200mb of crap is too much for your liking.
:
: Hope this helps ya'.
:
: -Winux P.
:
: <greggbeck2000@yahoo.com> wrote in message
: news:1115867608.546959.75830@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
:: Can someone explain the logic or purpose for this folder and why is it
:: hidden? What's the best way to keep it clean? Manaul deletions? Why
:: doesn't IE clean it when that option is chosen in its options?
::
:: Jeez, I just found 200mb of crap in it and a virus. I didn't even know
:: the dang folder existed.
::
:
:

Gregg
07-09-2005, 11:27 PM
Isn't that folder supposed to be emptied automatically when the IE
option is enabled? I have the option, "Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder ... " checked, yet this folder remains full. How is that
possible?

Thorsten Matzner
07-09-2005, 11:28 PM
"Gregg" <greggbeck2000@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Isn't that folder supposed to be emptied automatically when the IE
>option is enabled? I have the option, "Empty Temporary Internet Files
>folder ... " checked, yet this folder remains full. How is that
>possible?

I don't know if this option deletes all the files. For sure it will
only delete the files for the current user because by default there is
a separate Internet cache for each user.

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Content.IE5 Folder... WTF??