Internet Explorer speed can be increased by clearing your internet temporary files.
Temp files or internet cache is a simple type of maintenance that should be run on a regular basis.
Why should be periodically clear these temp files?
Internet temporary files are basically a record of everything you’ve seen or listened to while browsing the web, it’s a bit of a double edged sword in terms of performance as they both speed up and slow down your internet browsing experience.
On one hand if you go to the same web pages internet explorer will re-use certain page elements from the internet cache making the page load faster.
On the other hand if temporary internet files are never cleared then the space they occupy will just get larger and larger until they reach the default limits of internet explorers cache size. The present cache size can be seen in Tools, Internet Options, then select Settings, normally its set to around 300mb.
If the temp files are never emptied that can actually slow down internet explorer speed , plus take up more hard drive space increasing the size of your user profile.
If you internet browser has and problems such as freezing, running slow, crashing or giving errors the first thing to try is clearing the internet temp files.
To empty your internet files simply go to the Tools Menu, Internet Options and Delete files.
If this has not been done for a long time then it may take a few minutes to clear them, but once this is done frequent clearing will only take a few seconds.
The format above has been carried out on Internet Explorer, but the same can be done on all modern internet browsers.
If like me you only visit the same site every now and then Internet Explorer can be set to empty the temporary internet files on exit.
To do this Select the Tools Menu, Internet Options, Advanced Tab, look for the security section and place a tick in Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When Browser is Closed.
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