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cache file

A file of data on a local hard drive. When downloaded data are temporarily stored on the user's local disk or on a local network disk, it speeds up retrieval the next time the user wants that same data (Web page, graphic, etc.) from the Internet or other remote source. See Web cache and cache.
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Temporary Internet files, or cache files, essentially represent an Internet browser's Web history.
Such files include so-called cookie files, history files, cache files, browser files and temporary Internet files.
For block reads from the virtual volume that have changed, OTM will read only those blocks from the hard drive's cache file, resulting in slightly slower file access to the backup.
cache files, log files, trash files, and partly downloaded files.
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AVG Cleaner for Android helps users to keep their devices running smoothly by listing the top apps that consume the most resources and clean up leftover cache files.
Quickly remove dynamic simulation errors and jitters and sculpt deformations on cache files from 3D software programs
You can download an app to help you do the job, such as Easy Cache Cleaner (for Android), which scans your phone and allows you to clear out the cache files.
The program will clean cache files, ensure that users don't have non-responding applications running in the background, inspect Windows file system, and even optimize Microsoft Office applications, MS Messenger, and Media Player.
1 removes only the new files associated with the secure session, while leaving other, unrelated cache files on the system.
WAFS products will cache files in a read-write mode at remote locations, thus speeding up data access for remote users tremendously.