"R Mears mears" <"r<DOTAT> wrote...
> Having massive problems with CSC
> Vista won't let me delete the 20+ GB of data in the CSC, I've only just
> found out about it when trying to discover where all my hard disk space
> was going. I've tried turing offline files off, but that doesn't clear
> the cache. The only reference I can find to it on MS support pages
I dunno if I should be helping any Pommies, after England trounced Australia
in the Rugby. But* ...
First, did you try to deletete cache using the "official" method?:
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Network and Internet, and then click Offline Files.
3. On the General tab, click View your offline files.
4. In the Offline Files folder, right-click the cache of the offline files
that you want to delete, and then click Delete Offline Copy.
That's definitely your first line of attack.
Next, you may be able to get a copy of the 938092 hotfix for free. Use the
link below to submit a hotfix request. You'll probably get a reply within a
few hours (I have, every time I tried it). They will email you a URL from
where you can download the fix.
Submit an online request to obtain a Microsoft hotfix
(Many thanks to John Inzer, for alerting me to this great facility!).
If you apply the hotfix and it still doesn't solve the problem, or if you
cannot wait to get the hotfix, you can delete the CSC cache manually. This
is a bit messy, so not recommended unless totally necessary.
The files are stored in cache directories, under C:\Windows\CSC
Normally, access to this directory is limited to the Client Side Caching
service; not even the Administrator has ownership or any permissions to the
CSC directory. So, first you need to grant yourself ownership of the CSC
directory. Once you own the directory, you can then grant yourself
full-control permissions to the directory, as well - remember to tick the
option to replace permissions on all descendents, too. Now that you have
permission, you can go into the C:\Windows\CSC directory, and delete the
cache. The directory structure will be pretty obvious when you get in there.
Don't delete the CSC directory itself!! Only the cache sub-directories,
If you want to be thorough, you should remove the permissions to CSC from
yourself again, after you have deleted the files. That will be the secure
Hope it helps,
amclar (at) optusnet dot com dot au