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What does clearing the cache do? I've seen posts referring to this and wanted to know what this does. Does this compromise the computer at all, and how is it done. Thank you. Steve Landavazo...

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    Default Clearing cache?

    What does clearing the cache do?

    I've seen posts referring to this and wanted to know what
    this does.

    Does this compromise the computer at all, and how is it
    done.

    Thank you.

    Steve Landavazo

    Steve Landavazo Guest

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    Default Re: Clearing cache?

    In IE go to Tools, Internet options.
    You'll see clear internet temp files and a setting button to adjust usage.
    clearing cache means deleting those files.
    A browser will store in your temp folder a web page and it's images.
    Say you visit [url]www.barvin.com[/url]
    the browser downloads the home page and images.
    you then click a link and browse to another page on the site, that page then
    downloads.
    But if that page has the same images as the home page did then the browser
    grabs those images from the temp folder (cache) rather then download again.
    If you then hit your back button back to the home page the browser reloads
    the home page from the cache.
    All this is done to give you a faster experience.
    Clearing cache removes excess files from your pc and it forces the browser
    to download fresh your web pages.
    I myself keep my allowable space for the cache very low to waste less space
    and to force more frequent refreshs.

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    "Steve Landavazo" <anonymousdiscussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    > What does clearing the cache do?
    >
    > I've seen posts referring to this and wanted to know what
    > this does.
    >
    > Does this compromise the computer at all, and how is it
    > done.
    >
    > Thank you.
    >
    > Steve Landavazo
    >

    David Bartosik - MS MVP Guest

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