Often referred to as the cache, the Temporary Internet Files folder contains a record of the items you have seen, heard, or downloaded from the Web, including images, sounds, Web pages, even cookies.
Storing these files in your cache can make browsing the Web faster because it usually takes your computer less time to display a Web page when it can call up some of the page's elements or even the entire page from cache.
All the files stored in your cache take up space, so you may want to regularly clear out those files in order to free up some space on your computer.
To clear the "cache" on your computer when using Internet Explorer, follow these steps:
- Click on Tools.
- Click on Internet Options.
- Click on Delete Files.
- Click also on “Delete all offline content.
- Click OK.
- Close Internet Explorer.
Reopen Explorer or go to www.microsoft.com for more information.