409 ghost MB in internet cache

409 ghost MB in internet cache

Post by UGV0ZX » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 21:55:13


In my Docs&Settings/%user%/local settings/temporary intenet files there is
409 MB worth of stuff that I cannot get rid of because somehow it is hidden
from view.

I have emptied the cache, deleted history for my alias from within IE6. All
files disappeared. The directory windows displays nothing. I have turned on
show hidden files and folders as well as turned off hiding protected
operating system files. Nothing is displayed.

Yet when checking the properties for the folder is reports 409 MB in use by
some 2000+ files.

I thought maybe these were orphaned files so I ran Norton Disk Doctor but
nothing was reported.

How can I reclaim these 409 MB?


409 ghost MB in internet cache

Post by UGV0ZX » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:06:27

nevermind... Stupid me forgot to login as Admin to see if that worked and of
course it did... I tend to forget this since my user alias also has admin
rights but apparently it's problematic to work 'on yourself' even if you have
admin rights...



409 ghost MB in internet cache

Post by David Cand » Mon, 30 Jan 2006 22:13:13

Why do you bother with things you have no understanding off. Tick offline content when deleting the cache. Why would you expect to see files that weren't put there by IE in a TIF viewer.

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