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21-11-2004, 04:24 PM
Hi, I run XP SP2 and notice that doing AVG or Ad-Aware scans take extraordinarally long when they hit this directory-
C\Documents + Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp. Internet Files\Content.IE5\ and then I wait for an hour or more as there are over 40 folders to scan. I only saw them under Custom Scan with AVG but when I try to find these folders under windows all I can find is
C\Windows\Temp\Temp. Internet Files\Content.IE5\ and then only 4 folders and an Index.dat file.
My question is, can I Un-Hide these 40-odd folders and safely delete them or are they hidden so I cant do that?
Thanks for your help,

21-11-2004, 04:29 PM
Just try a program like ccleaner. http://www.ccleaner.com install and run it.

That'll get rid of most of whats in the temp folder/s. Then AVG may not take so long when it gets to the folders there.

26-11-2004, 08:28 PM
Thanks! that quick prog cleaned up about 500MB of Temp Internet files alone!!!!

26-11-2004, 10:13 PM
Does the program clean out the hidden cache of temp files, that you don't usually access? I have been getting up and running, a friends puter and it has heaps of hidden ie temp files in a folder that I can't delete, so was wondering if this program will do it, or I have to go to the trick I used awhile ago using smtdrv.

26-11-2004, 10:26 PM
Have a look at this (http://sillydog.org/mshidden.html) site.