Dumping Windows XP Cache

How to delete Windows Xp cache and remove temporary internet files that Disk Cleanup fails to. This is a good maintainece practice. Dumping your internet cache files completely in Windows XP or any Windows version from 98 to Windows 7 can increase performance, free up disc space and prevent people from tracking you on the internet via old cookies stored on your system.

1) Close all Programs

2) Run Disk Cleanup: Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleanup

That doesn’t clean them all out though. Let’s repeat those two steps now and I’ll show you all the stuff it missed and we’ll proceed to fully dump that pesky windows cache:

1) Close all Programs

2) Run Disk Cleanup: Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Cleanup

3) Click once to highlight ‘Temporary Internet Files’

4) Click ‘View Files’ button

5) Delete all the files and folders you see there (disk cleanup failed to delete these).


New ‘clean’ folders and files will be generated the next time you open Internet Explorer. You can delete all .ini files, if you cannot delete the index.dat file that’s ok. If you can’t fully delete all folders/files you may have Yahoo or MSN messenger or some other progam still running. Try closing everything you can in your tool tray (where the clock is). You may also search for and delete the contents of these folders:

/my recent documents

While we’re at it let’s flush the DNS cache by command line:

1) Start> Run> type in: ipconfig /flushdns

2) Click OK After performing the above I recomend you defragment your drive and create a restore point:

1) Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> Disk Defragmenter

2) Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore

Repeat Monthly.

Graham Streets
MSC Founder

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Quadriplegic Founder and Admin of the Mad Spaz Club. Spinal Cord Injury Keynote Speaker and WRD Ambassador. I like meeting wheelchair users and sitting in the sun at the beach.

Why did I create and keep this website running? The simple answer is I like to help people. To give voice to those unable to speak. As an advocate and keynote speaker for spinal cord injury awareness I am not afraid to discuss tough and controversial subjects. I have become a better man for listening to you the Mad Spaz Club members, and I thankyou one and all. So willing to bare your soul and share your precious thoughts many of you have touched me deeply. I have cried and laughed along with you, it has been humbling, empowering, and will always be my honor.

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