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How to Change the Location of Temporary Internet Files

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This article describes how to change the location of the TemporaryInternet Files folder.
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The Temporary Internet Files folder is used to store data received fromthe Internet. By default, this folder is located in the Windows folder. Ifuser profiles are enabled on the computer on which Internet Explorer 4.0or 4.01 is installed, the Temporary Internet Files folder is located inthe <windows>\Profiles\<username>\ folder, where <windows> is the folderin which Windows is installed, and <username> is the name you use to logonto Windows. To move the temporary files to another folder, follow thesesteps:

Internet Explorer 4.0, 4.01, Windows 98

When you move the Temporary Internet Files folder in InternetExplorer 4.0, all of your subscription data is deleted and any cookiesyou have accumulated remain in the old Temporary Internet Files folder.

Note that Internet Explorer 4.01 and Windows 98 move cookies to the newfolder and the old folder is removed. Additionally, the following messageis displayed when you attempt to move the Temporary Internet Files folderin Internet Explorer 4.01 or Windows 98:
Warning: Moving the location of your Temporary Internet Files folder will delete all your subscription data.
  1. Create a new folder to store the files. For example, if you want to store the files in a folder named Ietemp on drive D, create the following folder:
    D:\Ietemp
    For information about how to create a folder, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type new folder, and then double-click the "New Folders" topic.
  2. Start Internet Explorer.
  3. On the View menu, click Internet Options.
  4. On the General tab, click Settings.
  5. Click Move Folder.
  6. Click the folder you created in Step 1.
  7. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK again.
  8. Restart your computer.

Internet Explorer 5, 5.5

Note that Internet Explorer moves cookies to the new folder and the oldfolder is removed. Additionally, the following message is displayed whenyou attempt to move the Temporary Internet Files folder:
Warning: Moving the location of your Temporary Internet Files folder will delete all your subscription data.
  1. Create a new folder to store the files. For example, if you want to store the files in a folder named Ietemp on drive D, create the following folder:
    D:\Ietemp
    For information about how to create a folder, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type new folder, and then double-click the "New Folders" topic.
  2. Start Internet Explorer.
  3. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
  4. On the General tab, click Settings.
  5. Click Move Folder.
  6. Click the folder you created in Step 1.
  7. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK again.
  8. Restart your computer.

Internet Explorer 3.0

  1. Create a new folder to store the files. For example, if you want to store the files in a folder named Ietemp on drive D, create the following folder:
    D:\Ietemp
    For information about how to create a folder, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type new folder, and then double-click the "New Folders" topic.
  2. Start Internet Explorer.
  3. On the View menu, click Options.
  4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings.
  5. Click Move Folder.
  6. Click the folder you created in Step 1.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Restart your computer.
NOTE: User defined Internet Explorer 3.x Temporary Internet Files foldersare not maintained when you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 or 4.01.Instead, the Temporary Internet Files folder is reset to the InternetExplorer 4.0 or 4.01 default folder (Windows\Temporary Internet Filesfolder or Windows\Profiles\<username>\Temporary Internet Files folder).This is required to support individual Temporary Internet Files foldersfor users in Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01.
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