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Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

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    Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

    Suppose you never cleared your IE cache and it hit its limit.

    What would IE start doing at that point? I think it would start
    deleting the oldest files in the cache, and adding new files. Is that
    right?


    (I know what the cache is for, and that you should clear it.)

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    Re: Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

    The IE Cache limit shouldn't have been reached and if it had been reached it will Delete the old Cache

    Most Temp file cleaners Delete the Browser Cache

    Hope This helps,
    Josh

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    Re: Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
    The IE Cache limit shouldn't have been reached and if it had been reached it will Delete the old Cache

    Most Temp file cleaners Delete the Browser Cache

    Hope This helps,
    Josh
    I thought the cache limit could be reached if you simply kept using IE and never cleared the cache.

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    Re: Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

    Well Windows itself does build up a lot of Cache but it does delete a lot when you Shutdown your Computer

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    Re: Internet Explorer (any version) cache limit

    Hi robertjc,

    Here's an article that addresses some consequences of IE cache overflow: Tune-Up Tips. As you can see, it's not just a matter of worrying about how files get overwritten when you're at the limit.

    It will delete the temporary internet files at shutdown only if you've configured the program to do that - otherwise they will remain and be there when you reboot. I personally delete them at shutdown myself.

    But what IE would do would be as you say, to overwrite the oldest files with the newest ones within the assigned limits. I strongly suggest you don't test those limits. Either set up a process to clear out the temporary internet files regularly (my recommendation) or increase the allocated size (but that just delays the problem as you eventually reach the new size and making it too large will slow down IE noticeably). For size, I'd use what the system specifies as the recommended size and then do a cleanup every week or two (more if you do a lot of browsing) - caching doesn't really save that much time in terms of loading pages and keeping it clean is a better practice to adopt.

    I hope this helps.

    Good luck!

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