Temp Internet Files Question



Grey
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
XP Pro SP1, Cleaning up my TIF folder and all that's left is a list of
cookie files, but if I right-click>properties on the folder, I have several
thousand files and stuff still there but invisible. If I copy the whole
folder to another location, I can see everything. How can I view all files
in my TIF (I already have "view all hidden files" checked) and give it a
proper cleanout? And why does it do this?

Graham

bumtracks
07-09-2005, 11:49 PM
try IE tools Internet Options
Delete Temp files and check the box for off-line content.

"Grey" <grahame9@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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> XP Pro SP1, Cleaning up my TIF folder and all that's left is a list of
> cookie files, but if I right-click>properties on the folder, I have
> several
> thousand files and stuff still there but invisible. If I copy the whole
> folder to another location, I can see everything. How can I view all files
> in my TIF (I already have "view all hidden files" checked) and give it a
> proper cleanout? And why does it do this?
>
> Graham
>
>

Wesley Vogel
07-09-2005, 11:50 PM
You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed. Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans >> C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program)
4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that
websites have placed on your hard drive.
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If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if you
want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.

Also: Start IE | Tools | Internet Options | General tab | Days to keep
pages in history: 0 | Apply | OK.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:d7c1pm$k5d$1@newsg2.svr.pol.co.uk,
Grey <grahame9@btinternet.com> hunted and pecked:
> XP Pro SP1, Cleaning up my TIF folder and all that's left is a list of
> cookie files, but if I right-click>properties on the folder, I have
> several thousand files and stuff still there but invisible. If I copy the
> whole folder to another location, I can see everything. How can I view
> all files in my TIF (I already have "view all hidden files" checked) and
> give it a proper cleanout? And why does it do this?
>
> Graham


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