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IE Download cache
Authored by: outofcontrol on Jan 16, '02 11:07:03AM
Well, I think i had the biggest heart attack the other day, when I checked my cache in OS 9 and discovered that it was in excess of 2G.
This is definitely something everyone should check periodically. Perhaps someone will write a nice little script in BASH or whatever to run with crontab and delete the cache every week or so on OS X.

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IE Download cache
Authored by: 128K Mac on Mar 07, '02 09:59:35PM

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I have been trying to sort out I.E. and Entourage cache since November but remain baffled.

I'm assuming you're referring to the download cache file found at ~/user/Library/Preferences/Explorer/ named "Download Cache." In OS X this is essentially the equivalent directory to OS9 /System Folder/Preferences/Explorer which has a file of the same name.

But to stray off topic a bit, what about the ~/user/Library/Caches/MS Internet Cache directory?

Two are created when IE is launched. The other is created by Entourage. Why does Entourage need a cache? I don't believe Mail.app, Eudora et al have a "cache." Why is the size of the Entourage controlled by pref settings ("Advanced") in I.E.? After using both apps, why does the content of one "IE cache file" contain data from both?

One IE file apparently is a "conventional" cache file (or directory in the instance of Mozilla), but why the need for a second that shares data with Entourage? Why does IE pref setting control Entourage's cache size?

Puzzling. There are obvious files elsewhere which contain the data and pref files for both. But what about the two "extra" cache files in the MS Internet Cache directory?



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