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How to delete temporaray Internet files on laptop!

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    Default How to delete temporaray Internet files on laptop!

    I own a Lenovo ideapad S10 netbook which I bought in 2009 July.Now I find that it boots up somewhat slowly.I was told to delete temp.internet files which would have accumulated by using "%temp%" command in the 'run" window.I request any experienced person in this n forum to explain how to use"%temp%"?I am told that the laptop will run faster after doing that.I shall be grateful for anybody's help in this regard.

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    Which browser do you use?

    http://diagnostics.support.microsoft...no=1&_ext=.exe

    In firefox go to options > Go to the tab that says privacy > There is a link that says clear your recent history Click on that and then choose what all you want to delete. On top of that window it also has an option to specify time like last hour or day or everything. I would delete everything if it was about system performance.

    Or you could try this : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/w...internet-files

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    There are different options for different browsers, you need to tell what browser you are using for the correct instructions to delete temporary Internet files.

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    if boot up slowly , then it's time to re install windows

    nothing can make faster than re install :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admin View Post
    Which browser do you use?

    http://diagnostics.support.microsoft...no=1&_ext=.exe

    In firefox go to options > Go to the tab that says privacy > There is a link that says clear your recent history Click on that and then choose what all you want to delete. On top of that window it also has an option to specify time like last hour or day or everything. I would delete everything if it was about system performance.

    Or you could try this : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/w...internet-files
    Hi,

    Thanks for your quick response! My default browser is google chrome.But this "%temp%" thing is it not independent of the browser we use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Preeti_20 View Post
    There are different options for different browsers, you need to tell what browser you are using for the correct instructions to delete temporary Internet files.
    Hi,

    Thanks for your quick response!My default browser is Google chrome!But this "%temp%" command is independent of the browser is it not?Anyway please throw some more on this now that You know the browser details!thanks in advance!

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    may be dis wil help....
    Open Google Chrome
    Click Tools
    Select Options
    Click the Under the Hood tab
    Click Clear Browsing Data
    Select the Empty the Cache check box
    Select the Clear Browsing History check box
    Select the Delete Cookies check box
    Click the Clear Browsing Data button
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    On your laptop, press Window Button & R (at the same time). You'll be visible with Run Command Box. Now type %temp% in the box and press enter. This command will open a folder and that is the folder containing all of your temporary internet files. Delete all files from there & can skip some files which won't get delete. Well in Win-7, it automatically uses to delete temp internet files when we turn off our system.

    More place to delete data to speed up computer:
    Use same above procedure to open Run Command Box,
    Commands: (Delete files of the folders after using the below commands)
    temp
    prefetch
    recent
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    Quote Originally Posted by haps View Post
    On your laptop, press Window Button & R (at the same time). You'll be visible with Run Command Box. Now type %temp% in the box and press enter. This command will open a folder and that is the folder containing all of your temporary internet files. Delete all files from there & can skip some files which won't get delete. Well in Win-7, it automatically uses to delete temp internet files when we turn off our system.

    More place to delete data to speed up computer:
    Use same above procedure to open Run Command Box,
    Commands: (Delete files of the folders after using the below commands)
    temp
    prefetch
    recent
    Hi,
    Thanks very much for your detailed guidance on deleting temp Inert files.I did as your told.now my laptop is booting up real fast.believe me there were 592 temp files over a 4 year period.IT seems we have to perform this operation once in 3 months or even less is it?
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    Also try removing shortcuts from your desktop screen which you dont use frequently and that would reduce the time it takes for your computer to boot and also free up some resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by haps View Post
    On your laptop, press Window Button & R (at the same time). You'll be visible with Run Command Box. Now type %temp% in the box and press enter. This command will open a folder and that is the folder containing all of your temporary internet files. Delete all files from there & can skip some files which won't get delete. Well in Win-7, it automatically uses to delete temp internet files when we turn off our system.

    More place to delete data to speed up computer:
    Use same above procedure to open Run Command Box,
    Commands: (Delete files of the folders after using the below commands)
    temp
    prefetch
    recent
    I just did all of that and started my computer after shutting down and it does start faster. Thanks for sharing the tips.

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    Thanks for the instructions haps. Much appreciated. I tried this but it does not make much difference if it did atall. But it is good to know how to delete all the stuff.

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    Go 4 CCleaner software...it's best for u...it's free free free....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trinkaljuneja View Post
    if boot up slowly , then it's time to re install windows

    nothing can make faster than re install :P
    Hi! Thanks a lot for your advice!can I do this reinstalling windows XP on my laptop myself opr do I need to take it to a service centre?Mine is a Netbook.doesnt have a DVD drive.data transfer thru USB flash drives only!Please help me.

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    Reinstalling windows is the last thing you should do. Try other things like making your desktop lighter. Removing wallpapers, Make sure that softwares that you dont need do not load at startup.

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