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Windows 7: can't move Temporary Internet Files

24 Feb 2010   #21


I have determined that Microsoft Security Essentials is definitely preventing the move of TIF. Manually disabling MSE (or uncheck MSCONFIG -> startup) allows me to move TIF.

So, at this point, I've got them moved.

It is somewhat interesting that you can't move them using Control Panel -> Internet Options applet. You can only do it via IE -> Options (same applet).

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24 Feb 2010   #22

Windows 7 Professional x64

Well it's good to hear you've figured out the culprit. May I suggest Avast! free version to use instead of MSE?
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20 Apr 2010   #23

xp,vista and win7
Move Internet Cache to another Drive

I also had this problem but have it working now. These were my steps:

I. Opened IE Options Window
2. Clicked on Browser history settings
3. Clicked on Move Folder
4. Selected folder on the other drive
5. After a few seconds I was brought back to IE Options window
6. Clicked OK and I was told that I would be logged out for move to complete
7. I logged back in and the folder was moved to the other disk.

If you have problems I would check security of folder that you are moving the file to. Make sure it's at least the same permissions as the Temporary Internet Files folder itself.

Good Luck, Ralph
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