How To Clean/Delete Temporary Internet Files In Windows?

Windows browsers Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge use the Temporary Internet Files in order to cache and use previously downloaded resources. These resources can be an image, video, font, web page, or JavaScript file. During the daily usage of Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer, these web resources are cached and not deleted automatically. This increases disk usage and also creates some problems with web pages. In this tutorial, we examine how to delete the Temporary Internet Files or Web Cache for Windows operating systems.

Clean/Delete Temporary Internet Files for Windows XP

The Temporary Internet Files can be cleaned and deleted in Windows XP by following these steps.

  • Exit from the Internet Explorer and close all other Internet Explorer instances.
  • Click to the Start and then open Control Panel .
  • In the Control Panel click to the Internet Options .
  • In the Internet Options select General tab.
  • In General Tab select Delete Files under the Temporary Internet Files .
  • In the Delete Files dialog box check the Delete all offline content checkbox.
  • In order to delete temporary files click OK .

Clean/Delete Temporary Internet Files for Windows 7 and Windows Vista

The Temporary Internet Files can be cleaned and deleted in Windows 7 and Windows Vista by following these steps.

  • Click to Start Menu and open Control Panel .
  • In Control Panel select Network and Internet and there click to the Internet Options .
  • In the General tab select the Delete under the Browsing history.
  • Select Delete all and confirm it by click Yes to the confirmation.
  • As the last step click to the OK .

Clean/Delete Temporary Internet Files for Windows 10

Recently Windows vanished the Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge is used as the default web browser. The temporary internet files can be deleted in Microsoft Edge easily via Clear browsing data .

  • Open the Microsoft Edge and navigate to the edge://settings/privacy in the URL bar.
Microsoft Edge Privacy
  • In the Clear browsing data part click to the Choose what to clear . But set the time range as All time in order to clear all contents. Alternatively select what content you want to clean like Browsing history , Download history etc.
Microsoft Edge Clear History and Temporary Files
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