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Q: INetCache: Delete-able? This thread is locked from future replies

Dell XPS 13. Windows 8.1 Just over one (1) year old. 

Windows recently flashed a message telling me I was running low on disk space. I couldn't understand why. I barely keep any files on this computer.

After rooting around for three (3) days, I discovered the following folder:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Low\IE

It contains over eleven-thousand (11,000) files, twelve (12) subfolders, and more than 43 GB of internet data!

The files all appear to be data from internet browsing, dating back to nearly the first day I purchased the computer.

I tried to use the standard IE delete browsing history, Windows disk cleanup,, and other utilities to dump internet temp files, but these tactics apparently never touched these.

Is it ok to manually delete these subfolders and files?

And how can I ensure they don't creep up again?



 
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