Clearing Temporary Internet Files

Get to know more about clearing temporary Internet files

The temporary Internet files hold information regarding the web pages that are visited by a user. The data would be stored as a cache in the system hard disk. The temporary Internet files stored on the system can help the user in loading the web pages that have been visited earlier. The contents like graphics, images, etc. that are present on the web are stored as web page contents. So, the user can reduce the time for downloading those contents of that particular website when he loads that webpage for the next time. Thus the temporary Internet files prevent the browser from loading the web page contents each time the user loads the page. The temporary files can also be managed by the user. They can be deleted from the system if the user so wishes.

Here are ways to clear the temporary Internet files:

  • Importance of Clearing Temporary Internet Files

  • Steps to Clear Files Through Control Panel

  • Steps to Delete Files from Browser Window

Importance of Clearing Temporary Internet Files

The user can delete temporary Internet files from the system by using the 'Delete' option provided by the browsers. The need for deleting temporary Internet files arises when the user experiences issues with the browser. The data regarding web pages that contain malicious contents also get stored upon the system. Such data can causes issues with the browser. The issue caused due to over sized cache also forces the user to clear temporary Internet files.

Steps to Clear Files Through Control Panel

Open the 'Control Panel' and select 'Internet Options'. Then from the 'Internet Options' window, choose the 'General' tab. Now find the temporary Internet files option. There the user can find the option to delete the files. Click on 'Delete Files' option and select the option when the dialog box appears. Click 'Ok' and exit the wizard.

Steps to Delete Files from Browser Window

The user can also delete temporary Internet files from the browser window itself. Open the browser application window and select the 'Tools' option from the top menu. Then choose 'Internet Options' from the drop down menu. Here, click on 'Delete Files' option under the temporary Internet files. Click 'Ok' as the dialog box appears.

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