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Empty Cache Folders -

Empty the History and cache folders used by Internet Explorer. To do so, follow these steps:

1) Open the Internet Explorer by double clicking on the icon IE3x_Icon.gif (906 bytes)

The Internet Explorer Window will open.

2) Click on the View menu at the top selection bar

 View_IE3xx.gif (2395 bytes)

3) Next Click on the option from the selection popup

ViewOptions_IE3x.gif (1501 bytes)

The View Options Window well appear.

4) Click on the Navigation Tab on the top center of the screen

ViewOptionsNav_IE3x.gif (1694 bytes)

The View Options Navigation Window well appear

OptionsWindow.gif (8139 bytes)

5) Click the "Clear History" in the History area

ViewOptionsHistoryClear.gif (2141 bytes)

The Internet Properties confirmation dialog box will appear

Click the Yes button to confirm the deletion of the files

ViewOptionsInternetProperties.gif (1793 bytes)


Note: Special cookies that are used for login in to special sites will not be deleted, and that is good.

6) Next, click on the Advanced tab

ViewOptionsAdvanced.gif (1564 bytes)


The Options Advanced window will appear.

OptionsAdvanced.gif (9398 bytes)

7) Click on the Settings button

TemporaryInternetFiles.gif (1794 bytes)


The Settings window will appear.

OptAdvSettings.gif (4722 bytes)

Click on the "Empty Folder" button

EmptyFolder.gif (819 bytes)

, and then click Yes in the dialog box that appears.

OptAdvSettings_DeleteTempFiles.gif (1815 bytes)


After performing these steps, check to see if the issue has been resolved.

If the problem is still there then continue with the following steps.

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

Click Internet Explorer 3.0 in the list of installed programs, and then click Add/Remove.

After Internet Explorer 3.0 or 3.01 has been removed, restart the computer. When you see the "Starting Windows 95" message, press the F8 key, and then choose Command Prompt Only from the Startup menu.

Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command.

NOTE: When you press ENTER after typing each of the following DELTREE commands, you should be prompted to confirm that you want to delete the folder. If this prompt is not displayed, the DELTREE command may have been typed incorrectly.

cd windows
deltree cookies
deltree java
deltree occache
deltree tempor~1
deltree history
cd system
ren mshtml.dll mshtml.old
ren shdocvw.dll shdocvw.old
ren inetcfg.dll inetcfg.old
ren actxprxy.dll actxprxy.old
ren wininet.dll wininet.old
ren cachevu.dll cachevu.old
ren inetcpl.cpl inetcpl.old
ren shlwapi.dll shlwapi.old
ren url.dll url.old
ren urlmon.dll urlmon.old
ren wsock32n.dll wsock32n.old

Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart your computer and restart Windows 95 normally.




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