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#1 puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 03:40

I just noticed mine is over 7gb large. Is there any way to shrink this? Anyone else's this bloated?

 

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#2 +Zlip792

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 19:13

Just clear Temporary Internet Files from Disk Cleanup or use third party tool like CCleaner or Bleachbit.

 

Open RUN using Windows Key + R, type "cleanmgr" without quotes and select Operating System driver and tick Temporary Internet Files to clean cache.



#3 OP puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 19:21

Just clear Temporary Internet Files from Disk Cleanup or use third party tool like CCleaner or Bleachbit.

 

Open RUN using Windows Key + R, type "cleanmgr" without quotes and select Operating System driver and tick Temporary Internet Files to clean cache.

Tried this, but temp says only 81mb there. where is that 7-8gb I am seeing under INetcache?



#4 +Zlip792

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 19:26

Tried this, but temp says only 81mb there. where is that 7-8gb I am seeing under INetcache?

 

Can you show me your Startup program? 

 

If you are using Windows 8+ then you can do it through opening Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and open "Startup" tab.

 

If you are usin Windows 7 or below then you can do it through using RUN and type msconfig and open "Startup" tab.

 

Take screenshot using Alt+PrintScr or use snipping tools present in Windows 7 onward.

 

EDIT: If you wanna see folder yourself, you have to untick this option in Folder Option.

 

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#5 OP puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 20:02

Can you show me your Startup program? 

 

If you are using Windows 8+ then you can do it through opening Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc) and open "Startup" tab.

 

If you are usin Windows 7 or below then you can do it through using RUN and type msconfig and open "Startup" tab.

 

Take screenshot using Alt+PrintScr or use snipping tools present in Windows 7 onward.

 

EDIT: If you wanna see folder yourself, you have to untick this option in Folder Option.

 

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  yikes, how can I insert a pic here?



#6 zhangm

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 20:03

Hit More Reply Options if you're doing Quick Reply at the bottom of the thread. Then Attach Files below the reply text box.



#7 OP puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 20:04

here it is

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#8 zhangm

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 21:49

Are you on Windows 8.1 Update 1? Looking online, I see indications that earlier versions of 8 accumulate data from some streaming apps to the degree that the INetCache folder balloons to an alarming size.



#9 OP puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 23:22

Are you on Windows 8.1 Update 1? Looking online, I see indications that earlier versions of 8 accumulate data from some streaming apps to the degree that the INetCache folder balloons to an alarming size.

I am on the latest. The files that take the most look like this:

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#10 +Zlip792

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 23:49

I am on the latest. The files that take the most look like this:

 

Precise location of INETCache folder so we can see whether its due to Metro Apps or Internet Explorer?



#11 OP puma1

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 23:53

Precise location of INETCache folder so we can see whether its due to Metro Apps or Internet Explorer?

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#12 +FiB3R

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 14:43

Just checked mine, it's only 33MB, The install is a couple of years old, but then I don't use IE so.. .

 

You are welcome for this not very helpful post :)