Name: Cindy R.
Date: June 2002
How do I delete my cache? How do I find it? I want to
speed up my system.
You need to be very careful about deleting "cache" files, "XXX.dll" files,
"XXX.exe" files, registry files, and "cookies" from you system unless you
are very sure exactly what the ramifications are. Doing so can bring your
system to a grinding halt from which recovery is difficult. Use your "delete
n-needed files" function on your computer to delete files, or contact your
local computer expert. Often these files are so imbedded in the inner
workings of your computer, once installed, that they are virtually
impossible to delete without complete and detailed instructions about how to
do so. Even the "Add/Delete" function often does not erase these files from
programs once installed. In any case, be sure you have "backed everything
up" and that your "recovery discs" are in good working order before
undertaking this operation. Check out just how much disc space is at stake
before making a decision whether the risk is worth the effort. Not an
expert -- but have been burned.
when you are referring to cache I am assuming that you mean the
Internet explorer cache. To delete the cache or temporary files, open up
Internet explorer select tools|Options|Delete Files, this will delete your
Internet cache. If you are running Windows 95b or later, Windows 98 or
Windows Me, there is a utility that will not only delete your temporary
Internet files but your program temp files as well. This program is called
Disk Clean up. If you periodically run this application in addition to
disk defrag your system will run with less overhead and run more
Hope this answers your question!
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