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How to remove Temporary Internet Files on Windows

What are Temporary Internet Files?

Temporary Internet Files, also known as the browser cache, contain web page content that is stored on your hard disk for quick viewing web pages. Temporary Internet Files allow browsers to download only the content that has changed since you last viewed a web page, instead of downloading all the content for a page every time it is displayed - so, the purpose of Temporary Internet Files is to speed up the loading of websites that you visit frequently by keeping copies of the web pages and graphics on your computer.

If you are using a shared or public computer, to protect your privacy, you may want to get rid of the Temporary Internet Files as they may contain information you may want to keep private.

Remove Temporary Internet Files - How to remove Temporary Internet Files automatically

How do find and view the Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer?
How do I remove Temporary Files?
How can I empty Windows Temporary Folders (Temporary files directory)?

How do find and view Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer?

Click the Tools menu and select Internet Options.

The Internet Options dialog window will appear.

In the Temporary Internet Files section, click the "Settings..." button.
In the "Settings" window, click the "View Files..." button. The new window displays all of the Temporary Internet Files stored on the computer and their location on the local hard drive. The window also displays the URL each temporary file came from.


How can I clear Temporary Files manually?

To clear Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer (IE)

Click the Tools menu and select Internet Options.

The Internet Options dialog window will appear. On the General tab, click Delete Files.

Click "OK" to remove all Temporary Internet Files.

How can I empty Windows Temporary Folders (Temporary files directory)?

Windows temporary directory (Temp folders) stores Windows and other programs temporary files. This directory can contain files from programs you no longer have installed or files which may violate your privacy.With the special tool you can empty the Temp directory for the current user (a typical path is C:\Documents and Settings\username\Temp) and Temp sub-directory in the directory where Windows is installed (a typical path is C:\WINNT).

To clear Windows Temporary Folders (Temporary files directory):

Select Windows History and check the Empty Windows Temporary Folders option.

Click Empty now.

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