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    This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  samak 8 months ago.

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    • #94440 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      W7 x64 SP1 non-techie.
      Some people in the comments section of a telemetry thread on this site recommended disabling WebCache in the Task Scheduler. What do our resident experts think? Thanks.

      W7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit, Office 2010, Group B, non-techie

    • #94983 Reply

      Da Boss

      I’m not expert but…

      The Webcache folder is created by Internet Explorer. Deleting the folder doesn’t seem to harm much, but there are many reports of problems with disabling the task.

      See https://www.ghacks.net/2017/02/11/blocking-telemetry-in-windows-7-and-8-1/

    • #94986 Reply

      AskWoody MVP

      In IE there are two settings that can somewhat help you reduce cache while you let Windows do it for you. Maybe this will cause less problems.
      You can access these settings in two ways:
      Control Panel\Internet Options
      On the IE menu Tools\Internet Options

      On the General tab, Browsing History\Settings set the disk space to 50MB
      On the Advanced Tab under Security (at the bottom) check the box “Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when the browser is closed”

    • #95254 Reply

      AskWoody Lounger

      Thanks Woody and PKCano.

      W7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit, Office 2010, Group B, non-techie

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