How to Delete Temporary Internet Files on your Windows PC

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There are many reasons that people’s computers get slow over time. One of the major reasons for a slow PC is the collection of files and history that comes with using the computer for so long. Quite often there are reasons for this data to be stored, for example, file history and backups are used in case you need to recover a document after a computer or program crash.

Temporary internet files are a collection of files that your browser uses to store information that is used for different websites. The browser will use the local files rather than downloading the files every time the website is launched, reducing page load times. However, over time the Temporary internet files can amass to a very large collection of files that can take up a fair chunk of hard drive space and can actually slow down you PC.

Therefore it is recommended to cleanse your temporary internet files every now and then to stop it from getting too large. Let’s show you how to delete temporary internet files on your Windows PC. Follow the steps below to get started:

1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
2. On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.
3. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box , and then click OK.
4. Click OK.

This process may take a few minutes depending on the amount of files you have stored but the result may really speed up your PC.

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