Tweak of the week: Automatically clear Internet Explorer Cache on close

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Tweak #12 - october 24, 2001

As you all know, Internet Explorer has a habit of consuming large amounts of disk space for a cache.
This tweak lets Internet Explorer clean up the cache every time it's closed.

This tweak will save disk space, but will slow down your next visit to the same page.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache

Look for the following value:


If it doesn't exist, create it as a DWORD value.

Set this value to 0. To disable the tweak again, change the value back to 1.

Download reg file

This reg file does the work for you.

Download tweak12.reg

Download a reg file to restore the default setting

Download tweak12_restore.reg