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Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2000 - 7:33 am:   

my temperarory internet file shows me nine sub folders each one does not show any files.
BUT when i go into properties on each sub folder it shows each sub fo9lder has contents taking up memory ( total 38meg). These files can be viewed through other applications.
Why cant i view these files through the sub folders.
If i bin one of the sub folders then the memory shown in properties does go down accordingly.
i have tried clicking on the sub folder and going into view this already indicates all files should be shown, WHY cant i see these files and delete individually
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2000 - 10:25 am:   

possibly you have to set your folder properties to view all file types. Go to "view" on the menu bar and select options. Then select the view tab and put the little dot next to "view all files". If this doesn't help post what browser you are using and the version.
Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2000 - 4:12 pm:   

Just a few more of MS's sneaky little keep track of's. Best thing to do is make a convenient shortcut to Winfile.exe, which is in the Windows folder and is the old Win 3.1 File Manager. In the View menu, select "By file type..." in the pop-up dialog box select all check boxes including show and "show system/hidden files". You will then see all. Just delete from there. (No right click, but the old 3.1 comes back pretty quick) 38 Megs is pretty intense and probably bogging you down more than helping. Dump your internet cache regularly and you might lower the settings in your internet options/preferences. You will see a file called index.dat when using Winfile.exe. This file won't delete from Windows at all. You can dump all other files and your bloat is still going to be there, because index.dat is a record of all these files you thought you just deleted. This file must be deleted in DOS. I have it set in my autoexec.bat to automatically delete these index.dat files everytime I boot up. There is also one in your history folder. (another keeping track of) I am using Win(8 and have the autoexec.bat set up as such:

del c:\windows\history\history.ie5\index.dat
del c:\windows\history\history.ie5\mshist~1\index.dat
del c:\windows\tempor~1\Content.IE5\index.dat

With Win95, change the path accordingly. I'm still looking for a good explanation to the purpose of the mysterious folders if anyone can explain them. Hope this helps you.

PS. If you accept cookies, there is an index.dat in that folder too.

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 - 11:04 am:   

I was reading the TIF delete painlessly thingy and I was wondering if this would work on Windows 98. I am not so much a software guru as a hardware guru. Also, where in my AE.bat file would I place the program? Any help you can provide would be great. This is a great site by the way. Thanks in advance.
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2001 - 2:54 pm:   

Very good site. I just need a few minutes more to translate.... So:
Thank you very much for the way to delete temporary files and empty index.dat with the DELTREE DOS command in the autoexec.bat file.

On my computer, it works well on tempor~1, temp, and cookies directories, but it doesnot seems work on history and .....\office\recent.

So I just wonder if you could tell me your opinion about this.

I live in France, and the windows 98SE French version use a few different words in the name of the files and I think that could be the reason of my problems..
So I change a few name. Below is a part of the copy of my autoexec.bat file.

REM [Miscellaneous]
REM [Display]
mode con codepage prepare=((850) c:\windows\COMMAND\ega.cpi)
mode con codepage select=850
keyb fr,,c:\windows\COMMAND\keyboard.sys
DELTREE/y c:\windows\historique\*.*>NUL
DELTREE/y c:\windows\tempor~1\*.*>NUL
DELTREE/y c:\windows\cookies\*.*>NUL
DELTREE/y c:\windows\temp\*.*>NUL
DELTREE/y c:\windows\Applic~1\Micros~1\office\Récents\*.*>NUL

PATH=%PATH%;"C:\Program Files\Mts"

In French "history" is "historique" and there is another step (sub folder?) after called "Aujourd'hui" which means "Today".
"recent" is also "Récents" (with an accent and a S) in my French tree...

Do you have an idea of what I could write in the autoexec.bat file ?
There is no emergency, but I will really appreciate your help for that, testimony of the great web help on line...!!
Thanks in advance


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