Spare Drive Guide


Relocating the Internet Temps Folder

The purpose of this article is to give the computer user with the method to change the default location of the Internet Temporary Files to the spare drive.

Why

Problem 1: The partition with the system files, e.g. Drive C is running low on free disk space

Problem 2: Internet Temporary Files folder is not easily accessible for manual clearing.

Solution: Relocate the Internet Temp folder by changing its default location.

How to in Win XP Home

  • Click on Internet Options Control Panel
  • Click on General Tab

  • Click on Temporary Internet Files Settings Button
  • Click Move Folder Button and select / highlight the spare drive volume label. For example, Drive D or Drive E, etc… (replace D with your drive letter)
  • Click OK, OK and log out or reboot.

How to in Win XP Pro

  • Click on Network and Internet Connections Control Panel

  • Click on Internet Options

  • Click on General Tab

  • Click on Temporary Internet Files Settings Button

  • Click Move Folder Button and select / highlight the spare drive volume label. For example, Drive D or Drive E, etc… (replace D with your drive letter)

  • Click OK, OK and log out or reboot.

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How to in Vista and Win 7

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  • Click on Internet Options Control Panel
  • Click on General Tab

  • Click on Browsing History Settings Button
  • Click Move Folder Button and select / highlight the spare drive volume label. For example, Drive D or Drive E, etc… (replace D with your drive letter)
  • Click OK, OK and log out or reboot.

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Note: If an old restore point is executed or a re-installation of the o.s. is performed, the folder is defaulted back to the Drive C.  Therefore, simply repeat the steps above to change the location to your folder on the spare drive.

Tip: The size of the folder is optimal at approximately 400 megabytes.

 

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