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    Deleting Temporary Internet Files (6.0+/XP)

    I've been searching and searching and searching some more and cannot find anything about how to do this:

    One of the machines in my office (any of them really) has multiple users profiles who have logged into it. Every person who's ever logged into this machine since last time it was re-imaged has a profile folder in documents and settings, and more importantly has a Temporary Internet Files(TIF) folder.

    I'd like a utility or some sort (although it's probably going to have to be a script) to delete the Temporary Internet Files from EACH USER'S profile. The built-in one in Control Panel>Internet Options only deletes the current user's TIF folder. I want to wipe it allllll out in one shot without having to either log in as each person and do it, or sit in Explorer and clickety-clickety-click through each one manually.

    Every time I try searching for "temporary internet files" with "all users" I get sales pitches for "all users should have this to clean their temporary internet files!" type of thing. It's maddening [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

    I can't possibly be the only person on the internet who wants to do this, can I?? [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] Has anyone heard of a utility to do this?

    TIA,
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    Re: Deleting Temporary Internet Files (6.0+/XP)

    As an alternative, could you set the option to "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed"?

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    Re: Deleting Temporary Internet Files (6.0+/XP)

    Yes and no... TIF is a required evil, as it does tend to cut down on the amount of bandwidth needed...

    I'm thinking more f doing it prior to an antivirus/spyware scan so I don't have to burn time scanning areas that are so transient anyway... looks like I may have to try and (cringe) write a script to do it.

    Thanks for the quick reply,
    -M

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    Re: Deleting Temporary Internet Files (6.0+/XP)

    Take a look at Disk Cleaner. I'm not certain if it will do what you want, as I'm on a single user machine, but it is very through and can be customized. HTH
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