Move The Temporary Internet Files Folder In Internet Explorer 8

There should be an image here!The purpose of the Temporary Internet Files folder is to speed up Internet browsing. By default Internet Explorer stores a user’s temporary internet files within a user profile typically located under C:Users or C:Documents and Settings. This folder can consume a significant amount of disk space so at some point you may want to move it to a drive with more space.

To move the Temporary Internet Files folder in Internet Explorer 8:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  3. On the General tab, click the Settings button
  4. Click Move Folder.
  5. Select the new drive and folder and click OK.

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  • Rick IE Team

    Thanks Dianna,
    that was a great tip, I also wanted to remind folks as a rule if you are viewing a lot of media it downloads and fills up your cache, (temporary Internet files) so everyone once in a while you should empty your cache, clear your history etc. here are some steps
    Internet Explorer 8:
    –> Tools –>Delete Browsing History
    –> Preserve Favorites (leave blank)
    –> Check Temporary Internet files
    –> Check Cookies
    –> Check History
    –> Click Delete

    IE Outreach Team