How to Delete Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer 8

In this tutorial I will show you how to delete all your temporary internet files in Internet Explorer 8. Temporary internet files are files that are created to speed up and store personal information from website so that the next time a visitor visit a certain website it will load faster and save the visitors personal preferences. These files (cookies, history, form data, passwords, etc…) are a prime target for spyware and malware so it is a good idea to regularly empty and delete your temporary internet files. This tutorial will show you the process under Windows XP.


1. Click on the Start button.

2. Find the Control Panel icon and click it.

3. Then find the Network and Internet Connections link and click on it. (Depending on your view you might not see this link so then proceed directly to step 4)

4. Click the Internet Options icon. Then the Internet Properties screen will appear.

5. Under the General tab find the Browsing History section and press the Delete button.

6. Now you’ll see the Delete Browsing History screen and now you can choose what files you want to delete. To delete all the files then check all the boxes except the Preserve Favorites Website Data box and then click the delete button.

7. Now click OK and you’re done.

That’s it! It’s really that simple. We hope the tutorial “How to Delete Temporary Internet Files” using Windows XP has helped you with your computer repair issue.

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