Bloated IE cache in Roaming Profiles environment

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

In a roaming profiles environment, IE cached files are copied to the user's profile folder when he/she logs off. The cached IE files are copied back to the local computer the next time the user logs on. This can be time consuming and can use a lot of server space. To alleviate this problem, configure a couple of settings in Internet Explorer.
  • Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools | Internet Options
  • Click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Security section.
  • Select the Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser Is Closed check box.
  • Click Apply and OK.
With this option enabled, Internet Explorer deletes cached pages when IE exits but leaves the cookies intact.

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