Internet Explorer stores Web page content in a Temporary Internet Files folder so the Web page displays faster if you return to it. Instead of having to download the entire page, it downloads only the portion that has changed since you last viewed it.
Over time, this Temporary Internet Files folder can fill with page content for sites you will never revisit. Regularly clearing these temporary files is an important maintenance routine for keeping your computer running efficiently.
Select your browser version below to display instructions for removing your temporary Internet files:
See Also: Defragmenting your hard drive
Emptying your recycle bin