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Temporary Internet Files Location

When you view a web page that you have visited before in the same Internet Explorer session, Internet Explorer uses cached temporary Internet files instead of downloading the page.

Automatically - If you select this setting, Internet Explorer checks for new content only when you return to a page that you viewed in an earlier session of Internet Explorer or on an earlier day. Over time, if Internet Explorer determines that images on the page are changing infrequently, it checks for newer images even less frequently.

Never - Internet Explorer does not check for newer content.

You can easily change Temporary Internet Files settings in Internet Explorer to improve browsing performance.

Tip: To find what fits your needs best, you may try several combinations of update Temporary Internet Files settings and Temporary Internet Files size.

• In 'Temporary Internet Files and History Settings' window there are four ways to check for newer versions of pages that are stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder:
- Every visit to the page - you're assured of the most current content, but it's slower to browse previously viewed pages;
- Every time you start Internet Explorer - Internet Explorer checks for new information on your first visit to a web page, but not on subsequent visit(s) in the same browsing session.
- Automatically - Internet Explorer checks for new information automatically
- Never: Internet Explorer does not check for newer content
• Click OK.

Change Temporary Internet Files Location

Temporary Internet Files Folder

How to Change Temporary Internet Files Folder Location

Internet Explorer uses Temporary Internet Files to store copies of web pages content on the local hard drive. Temporary internet files improves network performance but can fill the hard drive with large amounts of unwanted data and compromise your privacy.
Temporary internet files folder location depends on your version of Windows and whether or not you are using user profiles.

Temporary internet files location on Windows 7/Vista/2008/2003

If you have Windows 7/Vista/2008/2003, the location of temporary internet files folder is:
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\

Temporary internet files location on Windows XP/Windows 2000

If you have Windows XP/Windows 2000 the location of temporary internet files folder is:
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\
Note: on your computer the Windows directory may be on another disk
If you have only one user account on Windows XP or Windows 2000, replace <username> with Administrator to get the path of the temporary internet files folder.

Temporary internet files location on Windows Me/Windows 98/Windows NT/Windows 95

If you have Windows Me/Windows 98/Windows NT/Windows 95 the location of temporary internet files folder is:
<Windows>\Profiles\<username>\Temporary Internet Files\
Note: <windows> is the folder in which Windows is installed
<username> is the name you use to log onto Windows
if there is no <Profiles> directory in you Windows directory it means that you are not using user profiles.

How to change Temporary Internet Files location in Internet Explorer?
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How to change Temporary Internet Files location in Internet Explorer?

To change Temporary Internet Files location in Internet Explorer 9.0/IE 8.0/ie7/ie6:
• Click the Tools menu and select Internet Options.
• The Internet Options dialog window will appear.
• Open the "General" tab.
• In the "Browsing history" area, click the "Settings..." button.
• In the "Temporary Internet Files and History Settings" window, click the "Move folder..." button.
• Select new Temporary Internet Files location

How to optimize Temporary Internet Files Folder

Temporary Internet Files Size

How to change temporary internet files disk space to use
Change Temporary Internet files size
Depending on you needs you may need to change the size of temporary internet files
If you surf the Internet a lot and have enough space on your computer, you might want to increase the size of temporary internet files folder as increasing disk space for temporary internet files can increase the speed of displaying of previously visited pages. But if you you increase the disk space for temporary internet files, it decreases the amount of space available for other files on your computer.
Also if you set the amount of space that is allocated to the temporary internet files folder too high, the temporary internet files folder may take up a large portion of your hard drive with outdated information. However, on the other hand, if the amount of space that is allocated to the temporary internet files is too low it can increase the amount of time it takes for Internet Explorer to display web pages.
Top Questions about Temporary Internet Files
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How to change the size of disk space for Temporary Internet Files in Firefox

How can I change the size of disk space for cache (Temporary Internet Files) in Mozilla

How can I delete Temporary Internet Files folder content in Internet Explorer?

The Temporary Internet Files folder is used to store data received from the Internet. You can delete Temporary Internet Files content using special software or manually.

To delete Temporary Internet Files folder content in Internet Explorer manually:
• Select Tools -> Internet Options.
• The Internet Options dialog window will appear. Open the General tab.
• Click the "Delete files" button in the "Temporary Internet Files" area.
• If you want to delete all web pages content that you have made available offline, in the Delete Files dialog box, put the check mark in the "Delete all offline content" check box and click OK.

If the Temporary Internet Files folder contains a significant amount of web page content, this process may take several minutes to complete.
If you delete the content of Temporary Internet Files folder manually, 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. This file can't be deleted manually as it is used by Windows all the time.

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How can I delete cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder?

After you delete Temporary Internet Files content manually, some cookies files may remain in your Temporary Internet Files folder. These files are pointers to the actual cookie files that are located in your Cookies folder.

To delete cookies files in the Temporary Internet Files folder:
• Select Tools -> Internet Options.
• The Internet Options dialog window will appear. Open the General tab.
• Click the "Delete cookies" button in the "Temporary Internet Files" area and click OK.

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Why you should empty Temporary Internet Files Folder

To reduce the amount of time you have to spend waiting to view webpages, Internet Explorer (IE) stores many of the web pages and graphics you view in the Temporary Internet Files folder on your hard drive. The benefit of storing information in the Temporary Internet Files folder is that when you revisit a web page, IE displays the web page using information stored within Temporary Internet Files folder instead of retrieving all the information from the Internet.
But on the other hand Temporary Internet Files folder can grow rather large and, as a result, can consume a large amount of hard drive space. If you have sufficient hard drive space, this may not be an issue. However, if your system slows down, you should delete the content of Temporary Internet Files folder.

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How to change the size of disk space for Temporary Internet Files in Firefox?

To increase or decrease the amount of space used by Temporary Internet Files in Mozilla Firefox:
• Select 'Tools'
• Select 'Options'.
• Open 'Privacy' tab and select 'Cache' sub-category.
• In "Use up to ... MB of disk space for the cache" set how many MB of disk space you want to use for storing cache. The default size is 50MB.
When you quit Firefox, it performs cache maintenance. If maintenance takes longer than you wish, you may decrease cache size.

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How can I change the size of disk space for cache (Temporary Internet Files) in Mozilla?

To change the size of disk space for cache in Mozilla:
• Open the Edit menu.
• Select Preferences.
• Open the Advanced sub-categories and select "Cache".
• Set how many MB of disk space you want to use for storing cache.

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- Why it is important to delete Temporary Internet Files
- How to delete Temporary Internet Files manually

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