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delete c windows temporary internet fi

By anderson ·
Should any one delete files and folders in the
C:\windows\temporary internet files folder and
sub folders. Is this just what it implies or is there more to it than meets the eye. Are these files and sub folders really need for the
operateing systems of Windows 95, 98, 98SE, 98ME,
2000, and Win XP versions. As these take up a sizeable amount of disk space over a period of time. Can any one answer this with out reserve.

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Do it

by timwalsh In reply to delete c:\ windows tempor ...

These files are only used by Internet Explorer and not by the OS itself. The operation of IE will suffer absolutely no harm if you delete the contents of these folders. During the deletion process, you MAY receive an error message stating that oneor more files can't be deleted. If you get this error, then don't delete that particular file.

Instead of going through Windows Explorer, an easier way to clean out these folders is through Internet Explorer. In IE6, go to the Tools menu and choose Internet Options. In the middle of the General tab, you will see a section for Temporary Internet Files. You can use the buttons in this section to delete temporary files as well as cookies. Using the Settings button, you can specify the maximum amount of space you want to use for Temporary Internet files as well as the location for this folder. Older versions of IE have similar buttons.

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safer way

by rsison In reply to delete c:\ windows tempor ...

Use the system tools to clean unnecessary files.
accesories--->system tools----> disk cleanup
and check those files that you wish to delete.

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