How to Move / Relocate the ‘Temporary Internet Files’ folder to a Different Drive.

Sometimes you need to save the temporarily downloaded files (cache) for the Internet explorer to save some important files. Some may even need to use the space from another drive rather than use the C: drive itself. Previously we discussed about how to avoid Temp Folders wasting space in IE

To redirect Temporary Internet Files location to a different drive, follow these steps:

  • Save and close all running applications
  • Create a folder in the destination drive (for example, let’s say ‘E:\TIF’)
  • Click Start, Run and type ‘CONTROL INETCPL.CPL’  and press enter.
  • In the Temporary Internet Files section, click on the ‘Set tings’ button
  • Click Move Folder but ton and browse to the target folder
  • Click ‘OK ‘
  • Click ‘Yes’, when you see the window with the prompt ‘Windows will log you off to finish moving Temporary Internet Files. Do you want to continue?’

Windows will now copy all the Cookies, temporary Internet files to the destination folder and log you off. You need to log back into the Internet for the changes to take effect.

Filed under: Windows XP
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July 6, 2009 by: Prasanth Chandra

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