IE7: Clear Browser Cache on Exit

   Posted February 22, 2007 by David Kirk in Internet Explorer IE7

Internet Explorer 7 now comes with an option to automatically delete all your temporary files in your browser cache when IE7 closes. For you who are paranoid about privacy, this is a no brainer.

You can clear all your temporary browsing files when you exit IE7. Don’t want those images hanging around? This should do it for you.

What’s the downside of it? These temporary files form a cache that will speed up your browsing experience. For those on broadband, however, the effect is not very noticeable.

Clear your Temp Browser Files Upon Exit:

1. Open IE7
2. Click the Tool menu (Gear icon upper right hand corner)
3. Select Internet Options
4. Click Advanced tab
5. Check Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed
6. Click OK
7. Restart Browser


About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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