temporary Internet files


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temporary Internet files

In a user's computer, a collection of the most recent Web pages and files downloaded from the Web. The files are stored in a folder that acts as a cache so that subsequent requests are retrieved from the local hard disk. When the user requests the same page again, a request is sent to the website for the date of the file. If the date is newer than the one stored locally, the page is downloaded. If it is the same, the page is read locally.

A storage setting determines how large the folder can grow. When the limit is reached, old files are discarded when new ones are added. In Windows Internet Explorer, the temporary files storage allocation can be found by going to the Tools menu and selecting Folder Options/Settings. See temporary file.
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The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk by searching your disk for files that you can safely delete, such as temporary Internet files, unneeded downloaded program files (like ActiveX controls and Java applets), Windows temporary files and items in your recycle bin.
He claimed that procurement, which is required for the promotion charge, is not satisfied "when a Web page is automatically saved in the cache without his knowledge or intentional act of downloading or saving it." (13) Similarly, he argued that he "did not knowingly possess the images in the cache because the temporary Internet files are automatically created and the People failed to prove that he had knowledge of this function on his computer." (14)
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You may have noticed a folder on your hard drive, located inside the Windows folder, named Temporary Internet Files. If you surf the Internet somewhat regularly, you may notice that the Temporary Internet Files folder grows in size.
* In Internet Explorer, go to "Tools," then "Internet Options." Under the "General" tab, click "Delete Files" in the "Temporary Internet Files" category.
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On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, select Settings/View Files.
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Q I NEED to save hard-drive space and have come across something called Temporary Internet Files. Do I need these?

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