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Windows 7: Huge Temporary Internet Files Directory! How to clean?

30 Nov 2011   #1
DoiCromoY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Huge Temporary Internet Files Directory! How to clean?

Hello,

I have Windows 7 Professional x64 for 6-7 months and I noticed i get low on free space on C:
Temporary Internetet Files had 18.5 GB !! After reading the forum I found out how to delete some of the files.
Now it's "only" 17.7 GB



I already cleaned all the hidden directorys from C:\Users\DoiCromoY\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
(about 300 MB)



Also found some in C:\Users\DoiCromoY\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5
(cleaned about 600 MB)



After this why it shows that my TIF have 17GB? More hidden files or some kind of bug

Thanks


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30 Nov 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

So is your Temporary Internet Files folder now empty?

You can delete pretty much everything under there, though if you were having IE auto login to websites and stuff you will have to relog in, so hopefully you have all your passwords

A safer way to delete temp internet files though is from IE itself. Click the gear->Internet Options->General tab->Delete Browsing History . There are several categories of things to delete.

You can also go to Manage Addons on the Programs tab on the same dialog. You may have a bunch of addons or maybe some ones you don't know about!
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30 Nov 2011   #3
DoiCromoY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Done that too.
Still TIF is 17.7 GB
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30 Nov 2011   #4
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You could also try CCleaner. Link in my sig.
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30 Nov 2011   #5
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

So is it empty? Or are there still files in there? Try looking around inside that folder... I assume you have hidden files and folders turned on or would not have seen the "AppData" folder since you navigated through it already.
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30 Nov 2011   #6
DoiCromoY

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You could also try CCleaner. Link in my sig.
Woaaaw! CCleaner rocks !!
Scaned, detected 18 GB in temporary internet files and deleted them!

Thanks!
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30 Nov 2011   #7
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

You are welcome DoiCromoY and welcome to Seven Forums. You will get a lot of useful information here.
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