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For Seniors: Delete Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer

By Nancy C. Muir

Internet Explorer sometimes saves temporary files to your laptop to allow you to access certain sites or services. These temporary files, however, may bog down your browsing experience, so you may want to delete them from time to time.

1Open Internet Explorer and choose Tools→Internet Options.

The Internet Options dialog box appears.

2On the General tab, click the Delete button in the Browsing History section.

The Delete Browsing History dialog box appears.

3Click the Temporary Internet Files check box to select it and click Delete.

A confirmation message asks whether you want to delete the files.

4Click Yes to delete the files.

Click Close and then click OK to close the open dialog boxes.

Temporary Internet files can be deleted when you run Disk Cleanup, but the process described here allows you to delete them without having to make choices about deleting other files on your system.

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