In the above folder there is a sub folder called "Content.IE5" which in it's self has 34 sub folders, each full of files of differing types. none of these folders or files have the TEMP extention, but as they are all a sub folder of the "Temporary internet" folder would it be safe to delete this "Content.IE5" folder with all it's subs. This folder seems to use a lot of HDD space.
I tried deleting these files/folders the other day as described by Jester2k, and like you they still remained, so i deleleted all the sub folders and files within the Content.ie5 folder, i did keep this folder, i've had no problems whatsover. However i run win xp , not sure if that makes any differenece.
looking in windows explorer I find... C:\windows\TEMP\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 and only four sub folders. Yet when I look in
C:\Windows\Tempory Internet Files\Content.IE5 there is a list of 34 sub folders...It seems that Tempory Internet Files\Content.IE5 exists in two locations.
A thought has just run through my mind (a rare occurance indeed)..as I updated sometime ago to IE6.. would these IE5 folders and files have been moved out of the way by the update process and therfore not be used any more?? so as AubreyS says I could just delete the contents of the IE5 folder and leave the IE5 folder where it is with nothing in it. Which is what FRANKMAC has done without any problem.. What do you recon?
You can't delete the parent folder but you can delete all the sub folders, however there is a file call index.dat which can only be deleted from DOS, but it will only delete down to a minimum of 32kb. Every time you access the internet the index.dat grows bigger. I have written a batch file which will delete everything in your Cookies folder and reset the index.dat file back to its minimum (16bk) and everything in the Temp folder and also the Temporary Internet Files\content.ie5 folder and reset the index.dat file back to its minimum (32kb) Unfortunately, I do not know whether it works with XP because I don't have XP and I understand that XP does not have DOS. But it does work with Win 98SE and Win ME. If you want a copy let me know and I will email it to you.
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