Thread: Remember that microsoft scam?
July 2nd, 2002, 11:44 PM #1
Remember that microsoft scam?
Ok, I know there are many solutions to this, but here is what I found the easiest. Remember that Microsoft scam where they hide your Temporary Internet Files folder and put some AlphaNumeric folders that store all the stuff you have explored on the internet? Here is a very easy solution. It won't let you delete the folder since it's protected, nor will it let you see the hidden alphanumeric folders. To be able to see the folders just rename the Temporary Internet files to something like Temporary internete files. Then you can see everything ever that was stored in the folder. Now you still can't delete that folder, but you can see the alphanumeric folders and the .IE5 folder. It will let you delete them. I think this is a lot easier solution than just going into dos and mess with the deltree commands. Etc.
July 2nd, 2002, 11:59 PM #2
I just want to add that your computer might go a bit crazy right after .ie5 folder is deleted, for full completion please restart the system, and then there should be no probs.
July 3rd, 2002, 12:21 AM #3
What OS? AFAIK you can just go inter the Temporary Internet Files> Settings in IE and view delete and such... full control..- Freaky
July 3rd, 2002, 12:25 AM #4
Freaky, there are many hidden folders in the Temp Internet Files that you can't see in Winders or the Dos Prompt, they're in all Win 9x and ME vesrions of windows as far as I know. Even after you "Delete Files" in the temp files options in IE, the hidden alphanumeric folders stay on your hard drive and collect all the data. I had over 159MB of pictures, web pages, documents, that it saved up there even though I "empty" my temp folder every day
July 3rd, 2002, 12:39 AM #5
This is why NT based OS's are much better... at least Windows 2000: it gives you complete control over the directory and everything in it.- Freaky
July 3rd, 2002, 07:57 AM #6Even after you "Delete Files" in the temp files options in IE, the hidden alphanumeric folders stay on your hard drive and collect all the data.
July 3rd, 2002, 11:35 AM #7
July 3rd, 2002, 11:56 AM #8
Hey bflurie. Can I see that batch file? My batch file just deltrees all the contents of the IE5 folder but doesn't reboot or anything.
It's wierd that you can see contents of the contents of temporary internet files folder (excluding IE5) in windows but not in DOS. Any one know why?Eat, drink and be merry...
July 3rd, 2002, 11:56 AM #9
well, Win2k won't let me rename the folder while in windows...and I seem to have forgotten how to rename folders in dos... the "ren" command keeps giving me "invalid command syntax" errors.My R&D machine:
AMD 2100+ @ 2700+
1GB Kingston PC333
2xWD 74GB Raptor's in SATA RAID
ATI 9700Pro w/ Zalman Heat Pipe
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