Viewing / Deleting OLK /hidden files

Microsoft Windows xp pro w/ sp3 multilin...
February 5, 2010 at 11:09:09
Specs: Windows XP, Core 2
Okay, here's the question of the day.

How does one view the hidden-hidden files in the temp internet files folder in the local settings folder in XP? Were not talking about the "normal" hidden system files, but the ones that are still hidden when all of the "show hidden files" check boxes are checked.

There has to be some sort of secret to view these useless space takers. Thanks.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#1
February 5, 2010 at 12:58:34
You should use IE control panel to delete files instead of you deleting them manually.

Attrib command is used to show files. Use command line and chdir to that folder and type in attrib.

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#2
February 5, 2010 at 15:00:50
If you want to view those files for what ever reason you where on the right path just did not click the right thing. In the folder options just under view hidden files, un-check the one that says "Hide hidden operating system files (recommended)".

Now you can goto

c:\Documents and Settings\yourname\local settings\application settings

and there they are.

Good luck.


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#3
February 5, 2010 at 16:07:27
If you want to view those files for what ever reason you where on the right path just did not click the right thing. In the folder options just under view hidden files, un-check the one that says "Hide hidden operating system files (recommended)".

I wish it was that simple, these files are hidden more-so-than just checking that box.

Using the Dos shell and attrib did reveal some of the files, but not all of the 20+gigs of temp files on this users machine.

What did work is what Jefro suggested, just use the IE function to delete all files and it is still clearing the directory out, started it at about 2:00pm or so and it had only cleared out roughly 3 gigs by 5:00pm. Needless to say I'm letting the machine run over the weekend. I also reduced the users cache file down to 100mb's and set to flush every time IE is opened to prevent this. Thanks.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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