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2:14 am on Jul 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I my Internet Explorer cache folder is huge (over 100MBs). Does anyone know of a program that can clean the file fast under XP? I tried Windows Washer, but it still takes over an hour. Any ideas?

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2:50 am on July 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In IE:

Tools Menu > Internet Options > General Tab > Temporary Internet Files > Delete Files

Also check the "Delete all offline content" box in the pop-up window to get everything. I always use this "Delete Files" method and it clears everything in a matter of seconds!

3:25 am on July 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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You might consider reducing the amount of space allowed for the cache as well. Should be a slider under Control Panel/Internet Options/Settings - set that sucker to 5mb or at most 10mb....

[Um. I don't EVER remember having a "clear cache" op take this long, even in the days when I had ZERO idea about stuff. You might consider running a couple of different AV program scans, as well as spybot, hijackthis, etc....]

4:06 am on July 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I run a lot of different programs that store temp files in that directory. That's why it is so high. Though there was an easier solution.

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12:33 pm on July 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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look for purgeie it will clear my caches and temp files automatically. I have been using it for 4 years now.
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Get a copy of BCwipe ..open the index.dat to be sure it's the URL one ( not the other ) ..if it is tell it Wipe .. pass ..
It will tell you it can't because the file is in use but do you want to try any way ..you say yes ..take you about 10 minutes ...

there's a free prog that will clear all temp files very fast ..but it does leave your .dat intact though ...

Its called Cleanup ...you find it here

[cleanup.stevengould.org...]

freeware ..no spyware etc in it ..easy config