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Delete Temporary Internet Files

Also known as the browser cache are files that are stored on your computer by Internet browser. Temporary Internet Files (or cache) folder contains web page content that is stored on your hard disk for quick viewing. This cache permits Internet 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.


Can I delete temporary internet files using special software?

You can delete cookies using special software or manually. You can delete cache (Temporary Internet Files) in Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera. You can manually delete the contents of Temporary Internet Files folder but this will not delete 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.


How do I find and view them 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 delete Temporary Files manually?

Deleting 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 delete all Temporary Internet Files.


In other Browsers

For other browsers you will have to delete the cache, follow this link to learn how to do it