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Windows 7: IE 10 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional: WebcacheV01.dat size

06 Dec 2012   #1
siliconman01

Windows 7 SP1 x64 & x86 Professional
 
 
IE 10 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Professional: WebcacheV01.dat size

I recently changed from IE9 to IE 10 Preview on my Windows 7 SP1 x86 and x64 Professional systems. IE 10 is functioning very well on my systems.

Variable WebcacheV01.dat is located in the C:\Users\"MyName"\Appdata\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Webcache folder. This variable keeps increasing in size at a rate of 5-10 mbytes per day depending on my browsing requirements.

I have not been able to define a setting or method for limiting the size of WebcacheV01.dat or for clearing it.

Does anyone know how to control the size of this variable?


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08 Dec 2012   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums siliconman01. Only took you 3 years to have a problem to post? I can find very little reference to WebcacheV01.dat at all. Mostly just logs saying

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taskhostex (1768) An attempt to open the file "C:\Users\Damien\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\W ebCache\WebCacheV01.dat" for read only access failed with system error 32 (0x00000020): "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ". The open file operation will fail with error -1032 (0xfffffbf8).
Or similar. Is the file getting abnormally large, or do you just want to keep control of everything? I can understand that. But hopefully someone who has IE10 installed will comment. I doubt they would know about limiting the size of a dat file though. I suspect you could delete it and it would be recreated, but I won't suggest that. Good luck. A Guy
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09 Dec 2012   #3
siliconman01

Windows 7 SP1 x64 & x86 Professional
 
 

My Google searches found nothing either. It's headed for 80-100+ mbytes in size from the 32 mbytes that it started at. I just do not like to see a file gobbling up disk space unless there are visible performance or security returns.
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09 Dec 2012   #4
startas

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

It must be browsers cache - go to options -> general -> browsing history settings -> disk space to use
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09 Dec 2012   #5
siliconman01

Windows 7 SP1 x64 & x86 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by startas View Post
It must be browsers cache - go to options -> general -> browsing history settings -> disk space to use
That was my thought too. However, those settings do not have any affect on limiting the size....or turning off web caching. I tried changes and nothing impacted webcacheV01.dat.
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09 Dec 2012   #6
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It could be just a glitch in IE 10 given the fact it's still a beta for windows 7. I know when I was testing windows 8 and using ie 10 in metro some webpages had issues yet while using IE 10 in desktop mode the same webpage worked normally. Then when 8 was released those particular webpages worked as they should in both metro and desktop.
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09 Dec 2012   #7
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
IE 10 Web Cache

You people have me wondering. I did a search with very few results, none helpful.

Here is a snip of my directory. IE 10 has only been installed for two days. I'll be watching this for size, etc.

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10 Dec 2012   #8
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Flash

Is the same flash ver for IE9 good in IE10? I see on the Adobe site there are versions for Win 8 etc. I am using a 32 bit ver that is up to date for IE9.

I think I might be having flash problems.
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11 Dec 2012   #9
siliconman01

Windows 7 SP1 x64 & x86 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Is the same flash ver for IE9 good in IE10? I see on the Adobe site there are versions for Win 8 etc. I am using a 32 bit ver that is up to date for IE9.

I think I might be having flash problems.
Flash Player V11.5.502.110 is working fine on my IE 10 on Win 7 SP1 x64 and x86 Professional.
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11 Dec 2012   #10
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Flash Ver

OK Siliconman, that is the ver I am running. I must have a problem somewhere else.
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