very slow or freezing when emptying cache files

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Old 12-06-02, 01:51 PM
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very slow or freezing when emptying cache files

Well here we go again with the never ending computer questions on why computers do what they do.
I run Windows 98 2nd edit., 600mhz., 256mb ram. The question is - Why when I go to empty my cache files it is very slow to respond or be activated when selecting all the files to be deleted. Even Disk Cleanup will do it or even Recycle Bin. I boosted my Ram from 64mb to 256mb and still there are some of the old glitches in the operating system. Any ideas. Are there any tweaks or patches I could use? Thanks a lot if you can help.

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Old 12-06-02, 03:09 PM
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I really don't know why it's so slow, but the same happens in Win98, 2000 and XP. The fact that there are usually several thousand files to delete is probably the reason. The last time I've looked in the cache folder there were almost 10K files, and I've deleted all of them one week ago.
 
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Old 12-06-02, 04:06 PM
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where do you find cache in windows me?
 
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Old 12-06-02, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, I think it's just the number of files that are actually in the folder. Same thing if you go to your Windows/System32 folder. There are so many files and so many ICO files to load, it just takes forever to do it. I'm running XP with a 1g Athlon and 512 M RAM, I still get the same thing. Also, Explorer has a higher CPU priority than most programs. So it takes precedence over anything else you're trying to do. If you use the Recycle Bin, it takes even longer, turn that damn thing off (right-click it, properties.)

Mrmojo, to find your internet cache, go to the IE toolbar, click Tools, then Options, in the General Tab, click Settings under Temporary Internet Files, then you will see your settings.
 
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Old 12-06-02, 10:33 PM
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I haven't experienced this with XP, but on 98, _anytime_ you tried to work with a lot of files at once, explorer would appear to be frozen. If you wait a few minutes though, it finishes the job and comes back, if not, you could end task and reopen the window and the job would be done. I think 98 just has a hard time working with large numbers of files.
 
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Old 12-07-02, 08:27 AM
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Yeah, I still get it quite frequently in XP. But I think that may have something to do with the settings too. If you turn on Indexing Service it seems to make it worse (I had it on before and it was sloooow with System32 folder, now it's off in a new install and it's almost instant, but there's not near as many files - for now.) It could be something else doing it too, like I say it's a new install, so there's a lot of things different about it.
 
 

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