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I'm running IIS on Win2k Adv Server and noticed that the Default user profile has grown quite large.  The problem with that is that the majority of files (1/2 gig's worth) are in the Temporary Internet Files Folder.  I deleted all the files and it looks empty but when I do a right click properties, it still shows up with space being used.

Any ideas?
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by:tonnybrandt
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Just a quicky: Did you empty the recycle bin ?.
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by:lofu
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Hehe...sure did.
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by:dredge
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my typicall solution for temp file build up is to point ALL profiles to the SAME directory - including default windows temp directory...

this way, everyone's temp files are all in the same place and i don't have to run circles around my server trying to clean up the temp files from everyone.
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by:Droby10
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you can't "delete" temporary internet files.  you have to use the ie tools->options panel; general tab->delete files; to do this.  this must be done from the profile that that the temporary folder is associated with.

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by:CrazyOne
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Just a shot in the dark here. How much disk space have you set IE to use? Tools > Internet Options the section labeled "Temporary Internet Files" click the "Settings" button and note how much disk space is being dedicated to IE. If it is around 1/2 GIG then maybe the system is seeing that as spaced reserved for these files whether or not there are any files in that folder. Like I said it is just a shot in the dark. hehe :>)


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Are you caching web pages on the server for your users?
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"Are you caching web pages on the server for your users?"

Hmm,  I would think this is the most probable cause of disk space being used.  I wonder though, in response to the other questions, why I would be getting any 'Temporary Internet Files' when no body surfs on these servers.  They're serving pages.  And, to answer the question from Dew Associates, why would Win2k put cached pages into the 'Default' user profile?
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Since your server is actually serving up the pages, it will cache them. Not necessaily by user, but for all users. Check you cached pages settings and reduce it to near nil and then check the server again.
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Hi lofu
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No comment has been added lately, so it's time to clean up this TA.
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Agree!
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