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Can the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer cache be disabled?

Posted on 2008-11-06
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have clients at a business who use Windows Picture and Fax Viewer to open attachments frequently. Every time they open one it brings up a list of all the ones they have previously opened. After a while this list builds up and slows down the program. I know how to clear these images but is there any way to prevent it from storing them so I don't have to keep clearing them out?
Question by:Axis52401
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sk_raja_raja earned 120 total points
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1.This is what i use,

2.Close all Internet Explorer windows  
Type INETCPL.CPL in Start, Run dialog  
Click the Delete Files button  
Select Delete all offline content and click OK  
Click OK to close the dialog  


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sk_raja_raja earned 120 total points
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Also if you go to the IE properties,browsing history, settings, you will see a option disk space to use....just specify there some 5 or 10 mb only.....

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I know how to deleted these old pictures but I'm trying to prevent them from accumulating. Adjustring the size limit to 5 or 10Mb would still allow for a lot of pictures and pdf files.

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SCarrison earned 255 total points
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right a small batch script like the one attached

set a scheduled task on the machine(s) to run at noon each day?
@echo off
REM script to clear the accumulated files once a day
cd "\documents and settings\username\application data\temporary internet files"
del *.* /s/q
rem done

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