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How long would it take?

by jleeb47 / February 7, 2013 12:40 AM PST

How long would it take, on average, to accumulate 8gb of data in a computers temporary internet file? I'm looking for a guess on how many hours would it take to get that much. No disk clean up has ever been run.

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Could be a few seconds. Why?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 12:55 AM PST

Since a browser could run a javascript or JAVA app that creates temp files it would only take a few seconds under the right conditions and the right web page.

Good question but given so little details my answer will be "a few seconds."
Bob

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Sorry for so little info
by jleeb47 / February 7, 2013 2:28 AM PST

I am trying to figure out how long it would take to get that much from just web browsing, shopping, nothing like streaming movies or radio or downloading large data items.

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Measure it and see.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 2:44 AM PST

For example such content could arrive compressed and then uncompressed for use on the PC. So we are still in the possible answer of seconds to chew up that much space. As you know, where you go, what you do changes the answer so any answer is wrong.

The best answer is from you. Clear the cache and see how much you accumulate in an hour.

You might be asking a different question than I read above. I wonder if the question is:
"I'm looking at a cellular data plan and wonder how many hours I can get for the 8GB plan."
Bob

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Never.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 5:05 PM PST

The settings for the size of Temporary Internet Files in IE9 (that's the highest I have) in Tools>Internet Options are between 8 and 1024 MB. So it's limited to 1 GB, although I suppose you can increase it in regedit. But by default it's never.

Kees

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So it's never more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 11:51 PM PST
In reply to: Never.

Thanks for that. I expanded to include other spaces such as HTML5's Local Storage (http://diveintohtml5.info/storage.html ). Yes, that's only 2.5 to 5.0MB per domain but a crafty web author found ways around that.

The question IMO has been answered very well from a few angles and now needs the OP to refine or restate the question.
Bob

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Re: 8 GB
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 11:56 PM PST

If you download a file, usually it goes via the TIF to the final destination. So if you download a 8 GB file with 20 mbps (that's 2.5 MB/second) is will take some 3200 seconds (less than 1 hour) to have 8 GB in it. It's faster with a higher download speed.

Kees

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porblem solved
by jjibby / February 11, 2013 5:02 PM PST

you are right thanks for this hlep.
"The settings for the size of Temporary Internet Files in IE9 (that's the highest I have) in Tools>Internet Options are between 8 and 1024 MB. So it's limited to 1 GB, although I suppose you can increase it in regedit. But by default it's never."

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