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Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 1:55 pm:   

I am running windows 98 and my hard disk is running out of space. On investigating the size of various folders by right clicking properties I discover my Temporary Internet Files folder is taking up 287mb of space and consists of 23000+ files DESPITE emptying the folder in the normal way, and selecting all and deleting manually, and resetting the space available for this folder to 25mb. Viewing files shows that they ARE being deleted but te memory taken up just keeps on growing. How can i recover disk space. Have also run clean up and defragged.
Posted on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 5:17 pm:   

To get some more space on the hard drive. Use explorer and go to c:\windows\temp folder and delete all files. All files in the temporary internet files folder can be deleted too. Also go to the start menu and click on find and then on files and folders. Do a search for *.tmp files. Delete all that is found.
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 9:53 am:   

Still leaves Temporary Internet Files folder taking up all those MBs though, even though it is empty.
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 2:49 pm:   

This sounds alot like virus activity. Have you tried an online scan for viruses at symantec or Trend Micro?
Posted on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 2:57 pm:   

Now that you mention it E.S. it does sound like a virus. Run msconfig and click on the startup tab. Look for any file ending in .scr, noteably explorer.scr. If there is, uncheck it and then reboot the computer then delete the temporary internet files.
Deykar Parada
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2003 - 8:14 am:   

Right click on the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop, a dialog box will open, click on properties, in the section of "temporay internet files", click on "delete", a dilalog box will open, check the box "delete all offline content", clic on OK. This should help you.

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