Advertisements:




How To Delete Temporary Internet Files?


Temporary internet files question i open up internet explorer, click on tools, internet options. Under general tab i click on settings under browsing history. This takes me to window temporary internet files and browsing history . Here i click on view files. This opens a window with "many"favicons for sites i’ve visited plus some other things. It looks like all this takes up lots of space so i tried deleting one of the favicons by right clicking on the link & clicking delete, but nothing happened. Should i try to get rid of all this & if so, how?  I have already deleted temporary internet files & browsing history.

View Full Post With 4 Replies

Related Forum Messages:

Please Follow Index to Quick Jump to the Message.


Upgrade From Xp Cannot Find Location To Store Temporary Files

When attempting to install windows 7, i get a window asking 1) check compatibility on line, ( already done, no real problems ). Or 2) install now. When i click install now, i get a window 'setup is saving temporary files' i then get a message 'windows cannot find a location to store temporary files. To install windows, make sure you have a partition on your boot disk has at least 686 mb of free space. Error code 0x80070490

I am running xp home. Here is plenty of room on the disk, but it is not partitioned. My disk management menu's will not allow me to create one


Posted On: 2010-01-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Error - Not Enough Free Space To Store Temporary Installation Files

Not enough free space error when i have 190 gig free on drive c? When upgrading from vista hp 64 bit to win 7 hp 64 bit, following the "checking compatibility" function of the upgrade process i get the following error message:

There is not enough free space to store temporary windows installation files. Try using disk cleanup, uninstall old programs, or move files to an external location such as a cd, dvd, or external hard drive.

I have done that, moved all pics, music, uninstalled itunes and done everything the program recommended. My c drive is 286 gig and it has 190 gig of free space. Clearly, there is plenty of room. So what's up with this error message?


Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Install Can't Find A Suitable Partition To Store Temporary Files

I am trying to install windows 7 onto my hard drive over windows xp. As soon as the installation starts there's a message saying it can't find a suitable partition to store temporary files. I have a 500 gb hdd with 2 formatted partitions.

Posted On: 2009-11-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete Files

I just moved from a computer with vista to one with windows 7 (64-bit). In doing, i saved a bunch of emails on the old computer as files, then copied them (over a wireless network) to the new computer. The browser was firefox; the files are . Eml filetype. Now, i want to delete some.

I can't delete the individual files: 'delete' doesn't appear in the context menu, and i can't drag them to the recycle bin. However, i think i can delete the entire folder: 'delete' is in the folder's context menu, whether the folder is in the left or main pane. But i don't want to delete the entire folder.

Now this is what i really don't understand. I go the folder's properties, uncheck the read-only box (it's not checked, but solid color), hit 'apply' and 'ok, " i get a window and it's running through all the files. But when i go back to the folder's properties, the box is filled in again. The read-only box for the files is unchecked, but i still can't delete then.

I ran windows explorer as administrator, but it doesn't seem to matter. The 'full control' box is checked in properties. Details.

I even added a "no need to keep" subfolder. I can copy the . Eml files i no longer want to that folder, but not move them, which is what i want to do (to clean out the folder).

What should i do?


Posted On: 2010-02-07 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Ok To Delete Update Files?

My son has deleted many files that look to be windows nt updates. I put them in my recycle bin. They are clogging up my space and i was wondering if anything that has a name such as $ntuninstallb932716-v2$ is o. K. To delete without having problems? I have windows home edition 2002.

Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Duplicate Files Will Not Delete

When i upgraded to windows 7 everything on my computer duplicated once or twice. I have done an inventory and am trying to delete the duplicate files. I select files and then either hit the "delete" key or do a right click and choose "delete. "

However. After i do this process for a few files my computer will no longer do this. After selecting the files to delete i press the "delete" key or right click to reveal the list with "delete" and neither works. The delete key does nothing and the right click does not bring up the menu with delete in it.

The only thing that helps (sometimes) is for me to close the "inventory" and re-open it. Then i have to re-sort the list to show the duplicate files and try to delete them. Sometimes this works and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't i have to close the file and re-open it again. Or turn off my computer and restart it. After deleting a few files it stops working again. L

Deleting all of the duplicate files on my computer is going to take me weeks. Doing when the delete key or delete menu doesn't work could take me forever.

Can anybody help  with this?


Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Delete Windows.old Files?

I recently bought an acer aspire 5536 laptop with vista and i upgraded it to windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
Because i did not format first i am left with windows. Old files, i manged to delete the program files from windows. Old by taking ownership but i cannot delete the windows. Old file itself, i have seen suggestions of doing a disk cleanup but this does not work for me as i cannot see the windows. Old file
Does anyone know of a way of deleting windows. Old please before i have to do a format?


Posted On: 2010-01-13 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Cannot Delete Folder With Files In It

Every time i try to delete a folder with files in it i get "you need permission to perform this action". I used a fresh install on win7, it's the 64-bit version, professional. This happens anytime i try to delete folders with something in them. I made the folders, so i can't see that it's a permission thing. As well, i can go into the folder and just delete the files, and when that is done, i can delete the folder, which means to me that the files were not in use. Suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-03-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Move / Delete / Rename Files

It's a simple problem but i cant find any solution. I dl a video from youtube (the 'guide' i followed http://www.Youtube.com/watch?V=q-c5ldefcxa) and now i have some files with the size 0 bytes on my desktop that i cant move, delete or rename. I've tried delete, shift+delete, drag and drop in the trash, deleting using cmd. The feedback is that my comp is unable to find the files.
I downloaded a program that delete files at boot (gipo@moveonboot) but it returns with 'access denied' when i select the files.

I've also tried to create a new file with the exact name and when i do it 'disappears' into the file i want to delete, but when i drop the file it is deleted and the original file remains (when i rename the file theres no warning that it's the same name as another file). I'm out of ideas to approach this problem so please help me! Running w7 home premium on a dell studio 15 (don't think it matter but anyway. )

Ps. The files is just annoying and not dangerous in any way, also the ending is just a '. ' 'example. Flv. ' ds.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Softwaredistribution.old - Is It Safe To Delete Files And Folder ?

Is it safe to delete files and folder of softwaredistribution. Old? Recently i my muweb and wuwebcontrol was damage and i try to find a solution to fix it then i read some forums in microsoft that you can fix this if you try to rename the softwaredistribution to softwaredistribution. Old then go to windows/system32/muweb.dll then delete the muweb.dll and wuweb but my automatic updates not runs even i try to choose the automatic updates. After that i try to download the microsoftfixit50203 and install it to solve the automatic updates problems. But the automatic updates didn't run. I open the windows/softwaredistribution why the softwaredistribution. Old still in there?Now i have two folders naming softwaredistribution and softwaredistribution. Old in c://windows is it good to my computer having duplicate folder but different files inside because the other one is new?

Posted On: 2010-02-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win7 Gave Me Bad Information Concerning Files To Delete

I tried to install windows 7 on my desktop computer. I am upgrading from vista, using the 32 bit disk. Windows ran the compatibility program and came back with information concerning items i needed to uninstall in order for the procedure to go smoothly. I did what i was advised to do and now the program can't install because it can't get online. One of the items it told me to uninstall was the google tool bar, one was hardware diagnostic tools, one was intellitype and one was commodo internet security. Obviously one of them, (or all) facilitated getting online. Help, help, help.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Administrator Password Required To Delete Win 7 Old Files

When i attempt to delete the "old'files i receive a notice saying administrator authorization required. There is no option but either 'try again' same results or 'quit'. I have read a couple of items here on the subject but not on actually deleting the file. I need the space back on c drive. The files are also to large for the recycle bin. Do you have to delete a few hundred at a time. As i have been working on the laptop it seems like some of the files are still being used rather than they have become redundant, that so?

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Setup Raid Array Delete All Files On Old Drive

I added a new drive and set up a raid array. This deleted all the information on my old drive. I already performed a clean install of windows 7 home premium on the new array. Now i cannot use my product key because i have the upgrade disc. Is there a way for me to input the keys to my older versions of windows so i can use the upgrade key? If i call microsoft, will they activate my windows if i provide them my vista key? I am trying to prevent installing the entire os again.

Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Delete Win 7 Failed Install Files To Free Up Space

Windows 7 install failed and left install files on my drive. Now i don't have enough room to install again. How do i delete the files and free up space. Error had something to do with not finding setup.dll or setup.dll was corrupt.

Posted On: 2009-12-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Problem Saving Jpeg Files From Internet

I have been trying to save jpeg file (census image from ancestry.com) and it tells me it is saved on my desktop as i want. When i go to the desktop it isn't there, search facility doesn't find it. I go back to the image and try to save again and it tells me it is already on the desktop. I tried setting up a folder to save to but had the same problem, image says it is saved but it doesn't show and can't be found by search.

I can save images as an adobe and have no problems but i don't get the option to choose how it is saved, it is just as jpeg.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Can I Delete Program From Program-files (x86) Directory ?

Why is windows media player in the program files directory (i assume for 64 bit programs) and also in the program files (x86)? It runs ok from either. Can i delete it from (x86) and other duplicates as well? I also note that office 2007 seems to be in the (x86). Does that mean it is not a 64 bit program?

Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Open Or Save Excel / Word Files From Internet

Recently i have not been able to open or save any excel or word files from any website or yahoo e-mail. When i click on the file i get a pop-up asking to save or open and i choose one then i see the file progress, then then nothing. The pop-up closes and no file, opened or saved.

In the past i've been able to open and save both excel and word files but now i can't. I was on the phone for an hour with hp support and they were of no help. They had me delete my cookies disable add-ins and reset ie8, none of that helped. Any ideas? Is this a ms office issue or ie issue?


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Logged On With A Temporary File

From the desktop, after selecting my profile and after a long wait ("starting profile" followed by "preparing desktop"), i get a popup box indicating "you have been logged on with a temporary file. "  Also says anything i create in this temp file will be deleted, and to try logging on later or contacting administrator. I check the event log and didn't find anything. Tried system restore to about a week before the problem began and still same issue continues. I cannot access any of my files. Was going to try to copy them into a new profile but can't find them. Suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Temporary Profile Problem

I had installed win 7 ultimate 64 bit onto my pc. Now i have a main account and for security purposes so that someone else if sits on my pc can't access my stuff, i created a new standard account. Now the problem is as follows:-

When i try to login into my standard account then it behaves in a strange manner. Sometimes it allows me to login easily and sometimes itr shows me "preparing your desktop" and creates a temporary profile.

Its not that it always create a temporary profile, sometimes it works well but sometimes it doesn't.
I deleted that account, created another account but still the problem didn't worked out. I created one more account but it also had the same problem. Any suggestions which i can try? I don't want to format again or to remove my main account which works absolutely fine.


Posted On: 2010-04-24 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Temporary Product Key

I just noticed that unless i enter my product key in 6 days my system will not operate. I purchased the software on-line and believe i entered the product key at that time. The disk is on my boat in va. I am in ny. I don't plan to be there until march 3rd. Can i enter a temporary key until then? Can you supply one? Why is it asking me now for this information?

Posted On: 2010-02-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Temporary Corrupt Toolbars And Icons

I recently upgraded from vista to windows 7. Lately when i launch an office product 2007 (outlook, excel) the toolbars become corrupt. If i mouse over the toolbar it clears up. When i close down the applications and go  back to my desktop, sometimes the icons on the desktop will corrupt. If i right click on the desktop and choose refresh, the icons clear up again. This issue does not occur when using ie or when i am viewing an actual digital picture. The issue only occurs in the toolbars. Is there a repair function or an faq that addresses this nuisance issue?

Posted On: 2010-01-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

You're Currently Logged On Using A Temporary Profile

I'm trying to migrate from windows xp to windows 7. My computer is running windows xp home, sp3. I installed windows easy transfer (wet7xp_x86) on my xp computer and when i start the program i get the following error message: "you're currently logged on using a temporary profile. Restart your computer and try again. " Restarting does not fix the problem. I am running easy transfer as an administrator.

Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Error Message - There Is Not Enough Free Space To Store Temporary

I'm trying to upgrade from vista home premium to windows 7 home premium and get the following error message:

"There is not enough free space to store temporary windows installation files. Try using disk cleanup, uninstall old programs, or move files to an external location such as a cd, dvd, or external hard drive. "

However, my hard drive has 91 gb free out of a total of 149 gb. I have no partitions and so this is the only hard drive that windows can be installed on. I also have 3 gb ram. Anyone have any thoughts on what i can do?


Posted On: 2009-11-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Can't Share Internet To Lan From Huawei 3g Internet Adaptor

I am in severe need of some help because i am about to go crazy trying to figure this out. I recently upgraded my mom's pc to windows 7 and i'm having trouble getting her network back in order. She has a huawei mobile broadband adaptor (3g), model ec168, that i'm trying to use to supply internet to her laptop and xbox360 via her router. I had it working for the last year when windows xp was still on her pc, but since installing windows 7, i can't get it to work. I'm using the same settings as i was before but i get nothing.
Here are the settings that used to work:

1. I enabled internet connection sharing on her 3g adaptor and shared it to the lan adaptor.

2. I set the lan's ip address to "192. 168. 0. 1"/subnet mask was the usual "255. 255. 255. 0" and the default gateway/dns server fields were left blank (since the pc was serving as the gateway and the dns sever).

3. I turned off dhcp on the router and set the router's ip to "192. 168. 0. 10"

4. I left the xbox360 and laptop set to "automatic"

With these settings it worked like a champ on xp, but i get nothing on windows 7. Also, everytime i turn ics "on" through the 3g adaptor, it says that it has assigned the ip address of "192. 168. 137. 1" to the lan. Not sure why but it does.


Posted On: 2010-01-23 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Ipv6 - No Internet Access - Laptop Cannot Connect To Wireless Internet

My laptop has connected with the wireless router before and had internet. But now it says its connected but says error when pulling up a webpage. When i go to wireless network connection the ipv4 has internet but the ipv6 does not.

Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Security Updates Stop Internet Explorer From Connecting To Internet

All ie7 security updates i install (cumulative or not) cause ie7 to not be able to connect to the internet. I have to uninstall the security update in order to connect to the internet. I have windows vista 64, ie7 and cable internet. I have checked for virus's several time using microsoft security essentials and malwarebytes antivirus and it always comes back clean. I am also running windows firewall and have put internet explorer on the exception list as well as turned it off to see if that was causing it from connecting and it did nothing. Can someone please tell me how to fix this.

Posted On: 2010-03-15 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Wireless Internet Is Connected But No Internet Access

I just bought a new computer with os windows 7. As i was doing the set-up, it asked about the home wireless network and i identified it and entered the internet key. After the set-up was over, i cannot connect to the wireless network. It says connected and no internet access. It has the public icon and "unidentified network".

I have a "network error" window that keeps popping up that says "another computer on this network has the same ip address". I tried one of the solutions on this site to resolve it. I used the command prompt to release and renew the ip address and seems to not have worked. How can i get a valid ip address? And how can i make my computer recognize the home wireless network?


Posted On: 2010-01-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Delete File

Windows 7 - word 2007. Was editing a .doc file (compatibly mode) when word went into a loop where it ignored all input. I waited for a half hour and finally had to stop word with the task manager. The file that was open at the time cannot be deleted or renamed. Same results when system booted in safe mode. Message is "the action can't be completed because the file is open in microsoft office word". Word is not open at this point. Same result after a reboot and no other actions other than the attempt to delete same message.

If the file is opened in word, and immediately closed with no actions of any kind, the same result, still cannot delete the file and same message is given.

Surprisingly the file can be copied but attempting to delete the copy gets the same message.

How can i delete the file?


Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

File Will Not Delete

I have a downloaded file on my computer that is like 500mb or so, and it will not delete. Every time i move it to the recycle bin and attempt to empty explorer goes unresponsive and totally locks up. I know that my hdd has one "unstable" sector which was not relocated, and is pending a relocation (via hdd smart status), and i believe that maybe that sector contains the file. How can i get rid of this stupid thing please help. The file is just an ordinary setup file for a game, with no encryption or protection.

Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .