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Cache files

by Tosca / March 3, 2006 9:26 AM PST

(I use W98se, Netscape 7.1)
I keep running across many, many cache files when I do a FIND and am wondering if it is safe and/or desirable to delete them occasionally, as I do with temp files. I've checked several and it seems to me there are many duplicates, even triplicates and/or with only slight differences.

Any insight/guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks - Tosca

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Please tell more.
by Kees Bakker / March 3, 2006 7:11 PM PST
In reply to: Cache files

Which cache files? Give full filename (including folder) of all.


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by Tosca / March 5, 2006 9:50 AM PST
In reply to: Please tell more.

According to "Find", there 39 "objects" inclduing:

In C:\Windows, there's jpi_cache - File Folder; ttfCache - File; ShelllconCache - File; Five sets of Cache - File Folder plus _CACHE_MAP, and _CACHE_001-003 listed as File for different dates but the 1-2-3s look identical for date and time but not for k!! One set is from my Recycle Bin, another says it's from C:\Cache\Ca..., the others from Windows.

There's also necko_cache, a cache file folder from 1999; DataCache file folder, imgcache.dat; HostCache.ini

There's also a cache, and 3 Cache file folders under Program Files.

The very first entry says Cache in C:\ - not in Windows or Program Files.

Does this help in any way or do you need something else?

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Safe cleanup
by Blue_Zee / March 5, 2006 6:22 PM PST
In reply to: Cache

Use CCleaner to do an indepth and safe cleanup:

Download, install and launch.

Under the "Cleaner" section tick all options and hit the "Run Cleaner" button.

Reboot when finished.


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by Tosca / March 7, 2006 1:53 PM PST
In reply to: Safe cleanup

Thanks - I'll give it a try. Tosca

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