IE9 Clear Cache Permanently or Remove

January 9, 2014 at 08:39:55
Specs: Windows 7 64-bit
We have to clear the cache all the time in IE9, shutdown IE and reopen IE. Can we remove the caching feature in IE9 so it doesn't cache anymore but gets new data evertime it opens a web page?

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#1
January 9, 2014 at 09:41:47
The answer is: No, you cannot disable the cache in Internet Explorer 9, or indeed any version of IE.

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#2
January 9, 2014 at 09:46:20
If I can't disable the cache in IE9 is there a way to always delete when I exit IE9 for the next time I use automatically. Pressing F5 doesn't work, Ctlr-R for clearing doesn't work. Deleting browsing history on exit doesn't work. The only way i now it works if I manually go into browsing history and hit the delete button, then the system comes back with a message, all cache was cleared and deleted.

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#3
January 9, 2014 at 09:48:47
If you were to disable the Cache your web browsing would slow down to a crawl - you wouldn't like it at all,

Best find out what you are having problems with the cache. Try reinstalling IE.

How much disk space to you have on your system drive?

Run chkdsk on the drive and see if there is a problem there.

Stuart


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#4
January 9, 2014 at 11:31:12
I don't think the cache is so important as it used to be with faster computers and broadband. If you have it too high it can even slow you down due to "look up" time. However you can reduce it:

IE > Tools > General tab > Settings button > Temporary Internet Files tab. The disk space can be set down, the minimum being 8.

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#5
January 9, 2014 at 11:57:36
That is true Derek but it only hold the setting for the session. The moment you close IE and restart the session it goes back to its default of 250.

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#6
January 9, 2014 at 12:25:43
That is most weird. I am on Win8 with IE11 and I've just tried it fine. I've often changed it on other computers, right back to Windows 98.

Maybe it needs telling twice. Try again and make sure you OK your way out on both screens.

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#7
January 9, 2014 at 15:36:23
Internet Options, Advanced Tab, Scroll down to Security section, Place checkmark "Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed", click ok. Or try this http://www.pctools.com/guides/regis... if the change in Internet Options doesn't work. Create a system restore point first before hand.

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#8
January 9, 2014 at 16:18:43
treck1701A
You know, I was darned sure that was there somewhere but I missed it. Thanks for pointing it out.

On my IE11 it is in the General tab (rather than the Advanced tab) - not sure if this applies to any earlier IE's without checking.

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#9
January 10, 2014 at 11:03:18
Hi, Derek. Guess they changed its location in IE 11. Myself I have IE 10. Tried IE 11 but I got pissed that their connection options under the connection's tab are no longer there. That was a deal breaker for me. So went back to version 10. Don't use IE that often.

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#10
January 10, 2014 at 11:39:12
Hi trek

Yep, over the years MS have developed their "keep out" policy all round. A far cry from the original concept that a computer was all things to all people.

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#11
January 11, 2014 at 11:04:12
Even version 9 is crap, my advice would be to try other browsers. They will never be able to manage the caching issue, cause they don't care about sotfware that works, if that is not clear by now ...

Hi there.


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#12
January 11, 2014 at 11:15:20
All people have their favourite browsers - that's fine. I have Firefox and and IE11 on Win8. I like them both in different ways. I've used IE since Windows 95 (IE6) and it has not given me much trouble, caching or anything else. There also thousands out there who do the same. It is therefore, to my mind, dubious to write it off with a statement of fact (which is really opinion).

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