Huge amount of hard drive space being taken up by Temprorary Internet Files folder in windows 7 can't delete them
Posted on 2010-11-13
I have a machine running win 7 enterprise. I see that there's about 7+ GB of data in this folder:
C:\Users\Kitchen\AppData\Local\temporary internet files.
I have hidden files turned on and show system files turned on and still don't see content.ie5, a folder I've seen often in other Temp internet files folder but if I type
C:\Users\Kitchen\AppData\Local\temporary internet files\content.ie5
there's a bunch of folders in there. I delete them and still don't free up the 7+ GB of really hidden files / folders.
I log in as another user and go to
and temp internet files looks like a shortcut now but the type is file folder. Can't go in it, can't see where it redirects to and can't delete it. but somehow it has 7+ GB.
anyone know why ingeneral content.ie5 is a super hidden folder - if I didn't know to type it I woulnd't see it and why is there still 7+GB that disk cleanup, ccleaner and anything else I tried doesn't free up that space?