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How to set up a expiration date.

Windows XP home/pro.

I do hate how Internet Explorer is taking space of your HD with a (Temporary) wait a moment I just type TEMPORARY, but why is it that untill you go and deleted those files they will be clear?

Is there a way to set up a number of calendar days and those will auto delete?

This and many more reason I am making the move to Mac.

thank you all.


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Or you use CCLEANER once in a while.

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There are other reasons not to use Internet Explorer, but I digress.


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TEMPORARY, defined

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They are called TEMPORARY, not really pertaining to time. Check Tools>Internet Options>Settings (Under temporary internet files). They are restricted to occupying a certain amount of disk space. If you want them deleted more frequently, user Disk Cleaner like Bob suggested, or just lower the amount of disk space allocated to these files.

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Temporary Internet files.

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I have set about 2MB of disc space, what I want is not those files to reside in my HD.

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This OS and/or application is not for you. Same for Mac.

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The Mac browsers will cache files too. It's deeply engrained in the code of browser to cache content. The reasons are simple and I'll not write why this is so.

Have you considered picking up the source code to Firefox and changing it to your needs?


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temp files

In reply to: This OS and/or application is not for you. Same for Mac.

With Mac, for sure is only one click away and is gone, no more wandering around, but thanks for the tip about FireFox browser,


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I wonder.

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Is it really gone? Or is it just an illusion?

Remember that on the Mac we have some better programmers that tend to not be so scatterbrained, but it failed your requirement that the files not be on the hard disk.

-> You wrote this requirement and now you may have recanted?


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There's a good reason for those

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While hinted at already, cached files save you bandwidth and time. Any time the browser comes across a file it's already downloaded, it just loads the local copy instead of downloading a new one.

This method is better for everyone involved.

1: It save you time and bandwidth.
2: It helps reduce traffic on the Internet, so you can get the content you want, when you want it.
3: It helps reduce the bandwidth use for the provider of the content you're seeking, thus allowing them to allocate more monetary resources to improving other areas of their service(s).
4: In this day and age of cheap, plentiful disk space, it's not worth quibbling over

All web browsers do this, for the reasons above, and plenty of others. It doesn't matter if it's IE, Firefox, Safari, Konqueror, Opera, or any of the others. It's a good idea, and that's why it's in every browser. You can either learn to live with it, or stop using the Internet. Choice is yours.

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temp folders

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Thanks a lot, make sense

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