Temporary Internet Files - Folder Location

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by AlanB, May 12, 2007.

  1. AlanB

    AlanB Guest

    Suppose you want to make backups of your C: drive or perhaps just the entire
    contents of your Documents and Settings folder. Do you really want to
    include the huge TIF folder? I don't. And since some of my backups are
    scheduled to take place without manual intervention I cannot delete the
    contents of the TIF folder every time I want to make a backup. What is the

    My solution was to create another drive (I designated it T:) and relocate
    the TIF to this drive. This worked really well until KB913768 came along.
    AlanB, May 12, 2007
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  2. There is no point in having a large TIF folder in the first place. You can
    use the Internet Options to limit its size to 50MB. Anything more than that
    gives rapidly decreasing returns.
    Robin Walker [MVP], May 12, 2007
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  3. AlanB

    AlanB Guest

    Robin makes a fair point but that is still 50MB per user account, I think.
    Until somebody comes up with backup software that can ignore designated
    temporary files then I still believe it is right to relocate the TIF folder.

    AlanB, May 12, 2007

  4. Sounds like a permissions problem? Try comparing the permissions of
    the moved folder with the ones of the default TIF? E.g. use cacls
    (in a cmd window.)

    BTW which OS? AFAIK only Vista users are reporting this symptom.
    If so you should try posting/cross-posting in a Vista newsgroup.
    Be aware that many/most responders in the WU NG are not using Vista yet.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, May 13, 2007
  5. AlanB

    AlanB Guest

    No, my problem is with Windows XP SP2. My two other computers, one running
    Vista and one running XP SP2 , which both have the TIF folder in the default
    location, are unaffected.

    I'll try cacls (although I'm not really familiar with this command so it may
    be trial and error).

    AlanB, May 13, 2007
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