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    Temporary Internet Files (IE 6.0-SP1)

    I have a very basic question. How often should these files along with cookies be deleted? Someone in my office was have problems accessing a particular page on a vendor's website and was told to delete both of these files. If these files are large do they slow down a workstation? After I deleted this co-worker's files her system did seem to respond more quickly. Any basic information about these files and how they effect a workstation would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Re: Temporary Internet Files (IE 6.0-SP1)

    Pam,

    I don't know if there is a hard and fast rule for deleting these files or not. I personally delete them about every 3 or 4 days to a week, but a lot depends on how much web activity/surfing has taken place. You might also want to check the size of the TIF cache by going to IE options>TIF settings and adjusting the cache size. I have mine set to a few mbs only but the default is 10% of your HD !

    Another possibility is a corrupt TIF folder index.dat file. This link DELETE TIF suggests deleting the folder itself to get rid of that possibility.

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    Re: Temporary Internet Files (IE 6.0-SP1)

    Bob,
    Thanks for the information. I think I will resize everyone's caches to 50 MB as suggested by your link.

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