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Can I delete anything with the word ''cache'' in it??

by Kiai / March 2, 2006 5:44 AM PST

Hi there,

I've been looking around but can't find a specific answer to my question.
I want to empty my cache. Not sure where it was so I did a search and loads of items came up. There were folders in C:\Documents and Settings, loads of different ones. Also there was stuff like CACHEDIR.TAG and LISTCACHE.DAT which wasn't a folder but an icon, but maybe this was something that was inside one of the folders. DOH!! I just dunno..... Happy

Is it safe to get rid of everything 'search' came up with, I mean like the whole folder and all the icons with it??

I'm using Win XP and Mozilla.

Thanks in advance, Kiai x

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by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 7:33 AM PST

Many of those files are needed. When asked to clean out your "cache", most are referring to the files that are maintained by your browser which allow it to quickly load websites that it's visited before. In Internet Explorer, it's found in the Cookies and Temporary Internet Files folders. It can be cleaned by opening the Control Panel, double click on the "Internet Options" icon, then the "General" tab, then look to the "Temporary Internet Files" section, then click on the "Delete Files" button. When the next little window pops up, choose "Delete all offline content", then click on OK. Now click on the "Delete Cookies" button and the cookies will be removed.

In order to clear the cache in Firefox, open FF, then click on "Tools", choose "Options" When the "Option" window loads, click on the "Cache" tab and choose the "Clear cache now" button. Now click on the "cookies" tab, and delete all the cookies listed there.

Other browsers have similar methods of cleaning out their cache.

Hope this helps.


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Re: NO
by Kiai / March 2, 2006 8:10 AM PST
In reply to: NO!

Thanks Grif,

Apart from stopping me from deleting needed files I'm still stuck. Me and my B/F both have separate desktops. When he's browsing on his 'side' he can get straight through to a certain site he wants to get to but when I try I keep getting sent to Trustix Secure Linux.
He had registered a domain name and had to wait 24 hrs before it would be in operation. When I tried I went to Trustix....and there was a link there which took me to (just the ordinary V-W-D site) but when he tried he got straight onto his site, which is but has his name welcoming visitors. I was thinking it might be something in my cache that was remembering where I had been. I've deleted temp internet files etc but it still keeps sending me there.
If I haven't confused you too much have you any ideas to what the problem might be??
I don't think it's a virus or anything like that cos I do want to get to V-W-D just not thru's really bugging me now.......

Thanks again, Kiai xx

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Kiai, It Sounds More Like A Cookie Issue
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 8:53 AM PST
In reply to: Re: NO

Have you tried directly typing in the exact same http address in the browser address bar as your friend uses? It may have a slight different context that the link you're using.

In addition, make sure to clean out your "Cookies" folder too.

It may be a spyware issue as well. If you haven't already, please download, install, update, then run ALL of the free spyware removal tools from the links below:


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RE: Kiai, It Sounds More Like A Cookie Issue
by Kiai / March 2, 2006 9:08 AM PST

Hi Grif,

Did you mis-understand me. Me and my B/F are both using the same computer. I've got all the spyware stuff you mentioned except for Ewido. I've also got Avg, a-squared, spywareguard and microsoft anti-spyware. I'm going to run all these and see what happens.

Thanks again, Kiai x

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Yep, Misunderstood..You Said..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / March 3, 2006 2:10 AM PST

"Me and my B/F both have separate desktops. When he's browsing on his 'side'...". "Separate desktops" to me means separate desktop computers. Either way, even on the same computer, each user carries their own separate "Cookies", "Temporary Internet Files", "Favorites", etc.

The advise I gave above is still correct.

Hope this helps.


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Lol...sorry Grif
by Kiai / March 3, 2006 5:30 AM PST

Hi Grif, Happy

Sorry about the misunderstanding. You probably think I'm a bit of a loon and you'd be right. My computer terminlogy is hardly up to scratch. It's fixed now anyway and I don't even know if I did anything, heh heh

Many thanks for your help

Kiai xx

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