Internet Explorer Does Not Check for Newer Versions of Web Pages

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Article ID: 201535
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Symptoms

Internet Explorer may not check for newer versions of pages stored in the temporary cache, even though you have selected the "Every visit to the page" or "Every time you start Internet Explorer" option in the Settings dialog box. These settings cause Internet Explorer to check for newer versions of pages stored in the temporary cache. To view or change this setting:
  1. In Internet Explorer, click Internet Options (or Options) on the View menu.
  2. On the General tab, click Settings.

Resolution

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Internet Explorer 4.x

To resolve this issue, edit the SyncMode value in the following registry key to verify the correct setting:
Hkey_Current_User\software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings
The data values for the SyncMode value include:

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ValueDescription
3Every visit to the page
2Every time you start Internet Explorer
0Never

Internet Explorer 5

To resolve this issue, edit the SyncMode5 DWORD value in the following registry key to verify the correct setting:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings
The data values for the SyncMode5 value include:
0: Never
2: Every time you start Internet Explorer
3: Every visit to the page
4: Automatically

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Article ID: 201535 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 5.0
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