[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

in Delphi - How can I delete the contents of the temporary folder that Internet Explorer uses?

Posted on 2011-02-23
4
Medium Priority
?
503 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Thanks for reading.

I simply want to delete the contents of the temporary folder that Internet Explorer uses?

This is usually:

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\

but these files are kinda "special" I think...

Anyone know how to delete this folder's content?

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:bobbysdog
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jimsweb
ID: 34967351
The following routine deletes everything.
http://delphi.about.com/cs/adptips1999/a/bltip1199_2.htm
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:jimsweb
ID: 34967354
This article is also dealing with temporary directories. Hope it helps.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/503312/deleting-a-temporary-directory-in-delphi
0
 
LVL 24

Accepted Solution

by:
jimyX earned 2000 total points
ID: 34967495
You can use this code from delphi.about.com:
uses
   WinInet;

procedure DeleteIECache;
var
   lpEntryInfo: PInternetCacheEntryInfo;
   hCacheDir: LongWord;
   dwEntrySize: LongWord;
begin
   dwEntrySize := 0;
   FindFirstUrlCacheEntry(nil, TInternetCacheEntryInfo(nil^), dwEntrySize) ;
   GetMem(lpEntryInfo, dwEntrySize) ;
   if dwEntrySize > 0 then lpEntryInfo^.dwStructSize := dwEntrySize;
   hCacheDir := FindFirstUrlCacheEntry(nil, lpEntryInfo^, dwEntrySize) ;
   if hCacheDir <> 0 then
   begin
     repeat
       DeleteUrlCacheEntry(lpEntryInfo^.lpszSourceUrlName) ;
       FreeMem(lpEntryInfo, dwEntrySize) ;
       dwEntrySize := 0;
       FindNextUrlCacheEntry(hCacheDir, TInternetCacheEntryInfo(nil^), dwEntrySize) ;
       GetMem(lpEntryInfo, dwEntrySize) ;
       if dwEntrySize > 0 then lpEntryInfo^.dwStructSize := dwEntrySize;
     until not FindNextUrlCacheEntry(hCacheDir, lpEntryInfo^, dwEntrySize) ;
   end;
   FreeMem(lpEntryInfo, dwEntrySize) ;
   FindCloseUrlCache(hCacheDir) ;
end;

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject) ;
begin
   DeleteIECache;
end;

Open in new window

http://delphi.about.com/cs/adptips2002/a/bltip1002_2.htm
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bobbysdog
ID: 34967511
woo hoo thanks

p.s. i tried the other 2 solutions. they didnt work cuz the temp internet files folder is too exotic. but thank you very much for your input
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create forms/units independent of other forms/units object names in a delphi project. Have you ever created a form for user input in a Delphi project and then had the need to have that same form in a other Delphi proj…
In this tutorial I will show you how to use the Windows Speech API in Delphi. I will only cover basic functions such as text to speech and controlling the speed of the speech. SAPI Installation First you need to install the SAPI type library, th…
Is your data getting by on basic protection measures? In today’s climate of debilitating malware and ransomware—like WannaCry—that may not be enough. You need to establish more than basics, like a recovery plan that protects both data and endpoints.…
Screencast - Getting to Know the Pipeline
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month19 days, 9 hours left to enroll

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question