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  1.    13 Aug 2017 #21
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
    Posts : 10,426
    W10 Insider + Linux

    I can see files:
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #22
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,694
    10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    clicking on "View files" shows nothing in the folder. Nothing.
    There are a couple of problems with that "View Files" button.

    Firstly it opens %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE but the contents of this folder are system files. You will not see them unless you go into folder settings and both select "Show hidden files" and untick "Hide protected operating system files"

    Secondly Edge stores temporary files in \INetCache\Low\IE (and other places in INetCache). Whether they should be included in Disk Cleanup total I don't know but they definitely aren't in "View Files"

    You could try deleting the whole INetCache folder (you need to do this from another account and take ownership first) but most likely if TreeSize says they aren't there it is just a reporting bug in disk cleanup.

    If you do delete INetCache it is recreated next time you log on. I use this batch file to do it quite often (when Egde breaks).
    Code:
    ::  Note the /d Y on takeown - it means answer prompt with Y
    ::  See http://serverfault.com/questions/786764/takeown-you-do-not-have-permission-to-read-the-contents-of-directory
    
    set a="C:\Users\Hali\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache"
    
    if not exist %a%\ goto END
    
    takeown  /f  %a% /r /d Y
    icacls       %a% /grant "%USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME%":(F) /t
    rmdir        %a% /s /q
    
    :END
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  3.    13 Aug 2017 #23
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,571
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Though, I already had "show hidden files" unticked, I didn't have "Hide protected operating system files" unticked. Unticking that box, did show files; however they're nowhere near the 741mb of data that can't be deleted...

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    You could try deleting the whole INetCache folder (you need to do this from another account and take ownership first) but most likely if TreeSize says they aren't there it is just a reporting bug in disk cleanup.
    I was able to delete the files, once they were shown. Running Disk Cleanup again resulted in no change... DC still shows 741 temp internet files.
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  4.    13 Aug 2017 #24
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Home
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    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

    Oh the folders and files are there alright. Latest date on the folders is 05/09/2017 and none of them have more than 3 files of 1KB each.

    Like I said: "This is funny". At least to me anyway.
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  5.    13 Aug 2017 #25
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,571
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    WOW... you don't have the issue we do. Bravo
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  6.    13 Aug 2017 #26
    Join Date : Jun 2014
    USA
    Posts : 1,571
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    If you do delete INetCache it is recreated next time you log on.
    Yes, these do recreate themselves.

    BTW these files are also on my laptop, yet it does NOT have the issue I (on my desktop) and many others have. With that, I'm thinking those aren't the issue since both machines have them, but only my desktop can't delete a certain portion (741mb) of temp internet files.
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  7.    13 Aug 2017 #27
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Windows 10 Home x64, V1709 (16299.64)

    Quote Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
    WOW... you don't have the issue we do. Bravo
    No but I have other problems (not PC related) that are much more serious.

    Can't support this, but my suspicion is this started when I ran D/C following one of the Cumulative Updates. It ran for over an hour before completing. Just my thoughts on this. Nothing to back up the idea though.
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  8.    13 Aug 2017 #28
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
    Posts : 477
    Windows 10 Pro 16299.64
    Thread Starter

    This is what I did today. I am not going to mark it as Solved until I test it more. I have mark this issue as solved; however this is more of a workaround than a solution. I do not what caused this issue or how to prevent it from happening again. This is a treatment of the symptom and not a fix of the root cause.

    Open Control Panel and choose Internet Options

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    Choose Settings

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    Choose Move folder
    Move to a different location and choose OK and OK again.

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    I moved mine to my E:\ drive.

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    Sign out/Sign in.

    Now run Disk Cleanup as Administrator and choose OK. When it completes run it again to make sure Temporary Internet Files is now zero or very small.

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    For those that are hardcore and want to move Temporary Internet Files back to the default location:
    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache do not waste your time using the above procedure.
    You will end up with this:
    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Temporary Internet Files as the location. Windows for some reason always appends whatever location that you choose with \Temporary Internet Files.

    Use this solution here.
    Last edited by tracit99; 15 Aug 2017 at 09:34.
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  9.    15 Aug 2017 #29
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 4,488
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Worked for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tracit99 View Post
    ...For those that are hard core and want to move Temporary Internet Files back to the default location...
    Yep, I'm 'hardcore'.
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  10.    15 Aug 2017 #30
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Posts : 75
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    After upgrading to .540 I cleaned with disk cleaner and it did actually clear 2,8 gigs of space on the C:/ drive.

    Took a heck of long time but, I let it go and it actually worked.

    Used CCleaner afterwards and saved another 800 MB of space. So, total of 3.6 Gigs saved.

    Installed another little game and lost that saved space.

    Games still don't play as nice on 10 as on 7.


    Flashorn.
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