The temporary Internet files clutter your hard drive with copies of each page visited. These can build up over time and take up disk space. Another problem is when IE gets a new page, it often will reload a page that’s in the temporary Internet files. This can be a problem if you’re viewing a Web site that is dynamic and is updated frequently.
If your connection speed is 56K or slower, then this can be good as pages are reloaded from the temporary Internet files, but if you are on a fast broadband connection, then you should decreasing the size of your temporary Internet files to just one meg (1 mb).
How to change your temporary Internet file size:
- Launch Internet Explorer.
- Select the Tools from the menu bar.
- Then select Internet Options, from the drop down menu.
- Click on the General tab.
- Under the temporary Internet files section, click the Settings button.
A settings window will load. Slide the slider all the way to the left so the size indicated in the text box on the right is one.