May 152008
 


Did you know that Windows by default holds a cache of the temporary internet files for 7 days? This means, when you run Windows Disk Cleanup utility the temporary internet files for the last seven days will not be cleaned up.

While this for sure is not a show stopper, it certainly is an annoyance. As ever, Windows registry is the place to look at and you can actually increase or decrease this caching days.

To change the Temporary Internet Files caching,

1. Click Start – Run, type “regedit” and press enter.

2. Once in, navigate to the following registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Explorer\VolumeCaches\Temporary Files]

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    \SOFTWARE
     \Microsoft
      \Windows
       \CurrentVersion
        \Explorer\VolumeCaches
         \Temporary Files

In the right-pane, look for the DWORD “LastAccess” and set the value to “0″ from “7″ to not to cache the temporary internet files or change to a value as per your need.

This should help!!!

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  5 Responses to “Disable Volume Caching of Temporary Internet Files”

  1. ooo liked liked,that’s write….thank you;)

  2. thank you for the knowledge..

  3. Unfortunately this does not work in Windows 7 x64. Value was already 7 and files are being created on “C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files” as usual.

  4. The article says to change FROM 7 TO 0. The value is already 7 on all Windows machines meaning it caches for 7 days. Setting it to 0 stops that.

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