temporary internet files

davenic said:
I cannot find how to erase them on their own, through the 'new tasks' Can someone fill me in? Thanks

You start by clicking on the file list and select "New Task" that brings up a dialog box. You want to select the second Task "Files on folder", you want to erase the files inside of the folder so Tick subfolders. You see the big square to the right of the slot, click on it. It brings up a dialog box, just click "My Computer" and navigate to the folder, when you select the file you click "OK" and "OK" again on the Task Properties dialog box and it will appear on the white part of the user interface.
thanks for your help

I did all that, choosing C drive, where the Temp Internet Files are I presume, but still cannot find them. Any idea what they would be under?
If you're using Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

This is a hidden folder so you must set Windows Explorer > Tools > Folder Options > View > Hidden files and folders to "Show hidden files and folders" to see the folder.

Other OS's and browsers may differ.
Having neither the time nor the skill to "find" all the multiple folders (both permanent and temporary) that Windows, IE, FireFox and Opera (go through all the settings on any browser you use and make sure it's set to delete all temp files and personal info upon exit, to start with, and that it doesn't keep any "History' lists for more than a day) "store" things in, I pretty much rely on keeping updated copies of :

CleanCache - http://www.buttuglysoftware.com/ (Please note - you've got to d/l and install the .Net framework for CleanCache to function properly - if you don't feel like doing that, skip to the next one).

CCleaner - http://www.ccleaner.com/

SpyBot Search&Destroy - http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

I run all three with the settings of each set to find every single thing they can; not to keep logs of what they find; to use multiple over-writes to securely delete whatever they find.

I've got other stuff here, too - notably:

Index.dat Suite - http://support.it-mate.co.uk/?mode=Prod ... x.datsuite (for "deleting" All index.dats on all profiles on any given computer)

NTREGOPT - http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/ (which I run manually) and

PageDefrag - http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/PageDefrag.html (which will run at every boot if you set it to, which I've done).

THEN - and only then, do I start off a "free space" wipe with Eraser - because now it really knows everything that's been "deleted" and marked as free space.

Although it requires a couple of re-boots, I'm really satisfied that this computer is kept as "clean" as is humanly possible. Pete
Found it

Thanks Glenn. I've found the files and set Eraser for quick access.

Thanks Pete. I'll investigate the tasks you do. It sounds very thorough.