Temporary Internet files can speed up the loading of the most frequently visited web sites. These files can save a lot of heavy graphics and web page information on your hard drive, thus, consuming your computer’s resources. Also, when the cache is full, it can cause problems to the system. Deleting temporary Internet files on a regular basis is generally a good idea.
There are several ways you can approach this:
- Go to Control panel ® Internet Options ® General ® Browsing history. Click on “Delete.” A list of option will appear. Besides deleting temporary Internet files, you can delete cookies, history, form data, and saved passwords. By clicking on “Settings”, you can specify how much of your disk space you wish to allocate to store copies of web pages and images.
- You can set up your computer to automatically delete temporary Internet files every time you close the browser window. Go to Control panel ® Internet Options ®Advanced. Scroll down to the security section. Check the “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed” option.
- As an option, you can delete temporary files from within the Internet Explorer. Open the Explorer, then on the Menu bar find “Tools”®”Internet Options”®”Browsing history. Then follow the same steps as in the above example.
- If you use multiple browsers, it might be a good idea to install free software (like CCleaner) that analyzes and deletes temporary Internet files from every browser, every application and every utility program that you use. Perform the clean up on the regular basis.