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Temporary Internet files


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McKnight

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I know that to clear/delete Temporary Internet files from your computer you need to open up IE, click on the Tools menu, click on Internet Options, and then click on Delete files.

However, I am unaware of the difference between normally clicking "OK" at this point, or checking the box that says "Delete all offline content" and then pressing "OK."

What is Offline content and what is Online content?

Also, what is the difference between Temporary Internet files and Cookies... as you have to do separate things to delete both of them...

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Offline content is the content that is stored if a page is set to be made available offline.
You can set a page to be Available offline, by adding it to Favorites, and enabling the "Make availabe offline" option.
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So, if you do not check the box that says "Delete all offline content," then certain files will still be available to view (offline files)? And also, what kinds of files are set up to be offline content as default?

Therefore, would you recommend to check the "Delete all offline content" box when clearing Temporary Internet files? I ask because the McAfee help center stated to check the box in order to ensure Privacy Protection.

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i never set up any offline files...but i always check that just to be sure....if there isn't anything for it to delete....then it won;t make a difference
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Thank you both very much for the info...

One more question if I may: Exactly what are cookies on the computer and how could these be Security/Privacy threats as well as Temporary Internet files?

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Cookies are samll partions of information stored in your computer, So it will make it easy for you to look them back up again! And it could be a threat as your personal information like passwords, internet activity and so on could be recorded and hackers might like to get their hands on it!
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Thank you all for your help and the information...
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