Empty Temporary Internet files folder when Internet Explorer 11 is closed in Windows 8.1
All your web activities are logged by the Internet Explorer 11 web browser; this includes creating temporary Internet files of the web pages that you simply browsed through. Even if the web pages aren’t significant to you, Internet Explorer 11 will none the less log them as cache copies so that it can make your online surfing experience better. However, this consumes a lot of browser memory and makes it to perform sluggishly. Therefore, to keep your browser optimized, you may opt to empty the temporary files and folders as and when you close down the browser. On your Windows 8.1 PC, this will just take you a few minutes to complete the task.
The easy step solution to the above issue is as:
- On the Start screen, click on the ‘Internet Explorer’ tile to open it.
- Click on the ‘Wrench’ icon at the bottom menu and then click ‘View on the desktop’ on the menu that appears.
- Click on the ‘Gear’ icon in the upper right corner, and then click on ‘Internet Options’.
- On the ‘Internet Options’ window, click the ‘Settings’ button under ‘Browsing History’ section.
- On the ‘Website Data Settings’ window, click on ‘View Files’ button to view the Temporary Internet Files, and then minimize the window.
- Click ‘OK’ to close the ‘Website Data Settings’ window
- Click on the ‘Advanced’ tab in the ‘Internet Options’ window and then scroll down to the Security section.
To turn on ‘Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed’:
- Select the checkbox next to ‘Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed’ and click ‘OK’.
- Now when you will close the ‘Internet Explorer’, it will automatically empty the temporary Internet files folder.
- Open the Internet Temporary Files window and refresh, you can see that it is empty now.
This will help you remove all temporary files the moment you close the browser. With more memory space, you will notice that your browser is performing better and faster than it was previously.
For a quick recap of the above mentioned steps, here is a short solution video that you can watch…