Deleting Temp. Internet Files Folder from CMD Prompt..

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  1. ciph4

    ciph4 New Member

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    Hi,

    Whenever I try to select all the contents of the folder and delete it through Windows Explorer or try to clear it from Internet Explorer either WE or IE will freeze. Is it safe for me to just delete the whole folder from CMD Prompt?

    Thanks for any help in advance. :)
     
  2. EvilSS

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    Use IE and give it time to complete. If it is big, it will take some time to delete, and there is no status indicator while it is working. Start it and go off and do something for a while.

    The cache directories are a little weird, so you won't be able to delete them from the command prompt very easy. There is a lot of virtualization in the structure of the folders and files. What you see in explorer is not really what is there. There are a bunch of sub directories and files that you don't (can't) see with explorer.
     
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    Alright... Whenever I do that after ~30 seconds it says Temporary Internet Files (Not Responding) on the Title Bar.. but I guess I'll just leave it on for a while and see what happens.

    Thanks.
     
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    Yea, it will do that. Someone needs to kick MS's ass for the way they handle the cache size and maint.
     
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    :werd: I use Norton's tool to clean up the temp internet files. It works so much faster.
     

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