If you can strain your brain and think back to Windows 98 SE and
Internet Explorer 5.5, maybe you can give me some insight as to what
is going on here.
I clear out Cookies and the Temporary Internet Files cache every once
in a while, in DOS. I cleared Cookies just a day ago, but I haven't
cleared Tempor~1 since April 30. Using the Windows Internet Options
View Files function, I get a list of only 109 files, totalling 834 kB.
(I had to add them up manually.)
On the same tab of the Internet Options dialog it shows that I set the
cache size to 18 MB. Very small by most standards but way larger than
the total files shown by Windows.
So I go into DOS and look in the four folders which comprise the cache:
782 files 8,647,845 bytes
769 files 9,357,872 bytes
788 files 9,067,464 bytes
756 files 6,642,896 bytes
That totals 33.7 MB. Approaching twice the size of the cache I set.
Most of those files date from April, May, June, and July. Those that
I recognize are pages that I haven't visted or images I haven't looked
at since the DOS file date. For example, a BAUT thread about Air Force
One flying low over NYC that I hadn't looked at since early May.
When I go to other websites and look at a lot of stuff (a few MB), then
come back to BAUT, I often find that the BAUT header images and avatars
have to be downloaded again. But now I see that many or most of them
are still in the cache, but apparently Windows is ignoring them.
Any idea what's going on here?
(I am in the process of setting up a shiny, brand new computer, so you
don't need to tell me to get a new OS and browser-- I'm getting there.)
-- Jeff, in Minneapolis