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How to delete AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\ temp files during logoff

Posted on 2015-01-31
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Hi guys,

I'm trying to get the AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\ files and folders deleted when an user logoff as the files needs to be deleted afterwards. The user for example download a document from the internet using IE and edit it straight away using libre office, so the file needs to be deleted after the user logoff.

I've tried this as a test:

C:\Users\Administrator>del /q /s C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Win
dows\INetCache\IE\*.*
Deleted file - C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\35LF6500\V5M53G7K.htm
Deleted file - C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\HTH6Y87B\snippet[1].htm
Deleted file - C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\HTH6Y87B\snippet[2].htm
C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\QR5EKELF\TestWordDoc.doc
Access is denied.
Deleted file - C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\QR5EKELF\url[2].htm

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as you can see it deletes most of the files, but not the document that was downloaded from the internet. This won't work even elevating the cmd to administrator priviledges.

What other ways I could do to clear these files out? I'm looking for perhaps a more elegant solution like a VB script.

Thanks!
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by:NVIT
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Have you tried this to  delete the cache?
- Run it while user is logged on.
- Be sure to close IE before running it.
RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8

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by:Adam Lewis
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Have You tried any of these In IE settings?
Tools > Internet Options > General > Browsing History > Delete Browsing History on exit
Tools > Internet Options > General > Settings... > Caches and Databases > Un-check 'Allow website Caches and databases'
Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Empty Temporary Internet Files when browser is closed
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I ended up creating my own solution by executing a batch script to delete all files. It needed to be a group policy to work for all users
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by:Alex
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sorted the problem with a batch script
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