Telling IE to delete cookies/form data/temp files ?

Discussion in 'Scripting' started by Paul, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering whether or not I can use a script to tell "internet
    explorer" (we have Windows Vista) to delete either its cookies, its form
    data, or its temporary files. If so, where could I get a description of the
    "objects" and "methods" that are used to do this ?

    It would be great if I could, then I can put it into task scheduler.

    I'm new to all of this and am thinking about learning scripting. I'm
    intrigued at the idea of being able to automate certain tasks.

    Thanks for your time and attention,

    Paul, Jun 16, 2007
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  2. Paul

    Marty List Guest

    It's not too hard to delete the cookies, temporary internet files, etc. You
    could script it or use my freeware utility IECACHE.EXE
    ( But these files are stored
    individually for each user profile, so the hard part is deleting it for
    multiple users. For example. if you run this from the Task Scheduler, will
    it run as the user you want to clean up, or do you want to clean up the
    files for multiple users? Explain more about how you want to run this, and
    how often.
    Marty List, Jun 17, 2007
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  3. Paul

    Paul Guest

    Hello Marty,

    Thanks for replying. I will most likely be running this for a single user
    on a periodic basis, maybe biweekly. It's for a home computer. I'd like to
    automate this task so that the user (who knows little about computers)
    doesn't have to bother with it.

    If scripting proves promising, there are other tasks that I would like to

    Paul, Jun 17, 2007
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