Clear Cache, History, Files and Downloads

Posted on 2001-06-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Need code sample that will clear the History, Cache and Temp files for Internet Explorer and Netscape. Other supported browsers are a plus.
Question by:2amdevelopment
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for ie you can find some infos here for that:

im not sure on netscape it wouldnt be the correct way but as it stores the cache in its own directory ie
j:\netscape\cache you may be able to simply use findfirst findnext  and deletefile  to delete the files..
(untested on netscape ,ive done it before for ie but its not the proper way to do it and can cause problems.)

Regards Barry

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a good thing to know is that you can find out where ie is storing chached files in the registry (on win 95, ie 5.5 its the key:

HKEY_Local_Machine\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\

here u will finde paths to cache, history and more


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The IE and Delphi components look good. However the clear Cache component does not appear to clear all of the cache. When I compile it I get a date read error on execution. I would rather see code that performed the tasks so I can learn rather than use just a component.
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Please update the experts here who have so willingly stepped in to help you, since much time has passed since your last comments, and Email notifications may not have been generated to the participating experts here due to some problems at that time.

Somewhat off-topic, but important.

****************************** ALERT********************************
WindowsUpdate - Critical Update alert March 28, 2002 from Microsoft
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-015  
28 March 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Originally posted: March 28, 2002
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Impact of vulnerability: Two vulnerabilities, the most serious of which would allow script to run in the Local Computer Zone.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: Consumers using the affected version of IE should install the patch immediately.
Affected Software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

Thought you'd appreciate knowing this.
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What I need is some code or a componenet that will clear the IE5 Cache and History. These components have been around a bit, and I get exception faults when I use them. Does anyone have another example of how to accomplish this...?


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Are 2amdevelopment and quantum2 the same person.  Only one account is authorized for each person.

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I had an old login from work that was 2am I asked for that one to be deleted. I do all of my answering, and posting from Q2.

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