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How do you delete temporary files?

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Quick Answer

To delete temporary files, navigate to the Control Panel, click Internet Options, and click the Delete Files button. Click the new Delete Files button that appears, check the box that says "Delete all offline content" to permit the deletion of temporary files, and click OK. When the process finishes, click OK again.

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  1. Go to the Control Panel

    Open the Start menu, and click on the Control Panel icon on the list.

  2. Click on Internet Options

    From the Control Panel, click on the Internet Options icon. This action brings up a window titled Internet Properties.

  3. Click on Delete Files

    From the Internet Properties window, click the Delete Files button. This action brings up a new window titled Delete Files.

  4. Check the box

    From the new Delete Files window, check the box that says "Delete all offline content." By checking the box, you permit the deletion of temporary files that Internet Explorer has saved for future use.

  5. Click on OK

    Click the OK button to start the deletion of all of your temporary files, including offline content. The process can take several minutes to complete.

  6. Close the box

    After the deletion process is finished, click the OK button to close out the box.

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