I continuously clean the temporary intenet files using the tools menu and Internet Options tab.
But when I right click on the "Temporary Internet Files" folder (in the c drive), it says that there are 2.42GB in there in 11 folders, which I can't even see. Do a test yourself and you might find the same thing. And YES I did unhide all folders in the view tab.
Any clue what to do?
I don't have that folder . . .
Where is it exactly?
22nd Oct 2007
Have you tried the local admin's logon?
I had a similar problem. The only way to get to them was to log in as the local administrator, then unhide and delete the extra folders.
22nd Oct 2007
Hidden file in the "Temporary Internet Files" folder
In Vista and Windows 7, the TIF sub-folders are hidden permanently from view. This can not be changed. There maybe as many as 125+ sub-folders and as much as 10's of thousands of files in those sub-folders. Using 'Tools' -> 'Internet options' -> 'Browsing history' -> 'Delete' browsing history will not delete any of those sub-folders or files. In fact, those files will grow and grow until they fill up your "C:\" drive. I had 116 sub-folders and 39,000+ files that took up 253 GB of space until I deleted them. Microsoft in it's infinite wisdom has provided a secure hidden place for any spyware/malware/rouge/virus to reside without fear of deletion. Good Luck!