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Can't access inetcache folder to delete temp files

  1. #1


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8

    Can't access inetcache folder to delete temp files


    If I open a file that has been emailed to me in Outlook, when I save it I am prompted to save to this directory: appdata/local/microsoft/windows/inetcache (Screen shot: http://i.imgur.com/BvTDm81.png)

    I can see that it has many temp files which I would like to delete but the folder is invisible in Explorer and only shows itself when prompting me to save files.

    Hidden files view is checked and I have also run cleanmngr which has not deleted these temp files.

    Is there a way to access appdata/local/microsoft/windows/inetcache to remove these files?

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  2. #2


    Jogjakarta, Indonesia
    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit Spring Update


    Maybe it's Because Administrator Privilege, Maybe you can use this Tips
    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
    Sorry if not much help
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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    To see this folder you need to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" on the folder view. I have no idea what the consequences of deleting them may be though - presumably they are hidden for a reason. Anyway if you want to that is how to do it.
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    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    To see this folder you need to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" on the folder view. I have no idea what the consequences of deleting them may be though - presumably they are hidden for a reason. Anyway if you want to that is how to do it.
    Thanks adamf, that solved it.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1 preview


    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    To see this folder you need to uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" on the folder view. I have no idea what the consequences of deleting them may be though - presumably they are hidden for a reason. Anyway if you want to that is how to do it.
    thnx very much u saved my day
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