Restriction on changes to temporary file settings in general tab of Internet Explorer

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This setting prevents you to make changes to "Temporary File settings in General Tab" of Internet Options.
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The temporary file setting box records all the pages/files, whose storage area can also be set. These files may be cookies, which have been downloaded without your knowledge during surfing. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below after creating the subkey, \control panel\, if it does not exist. Create a dword value name cache in the right panel, if it does not exist. Right-click it and modify the data value with 1 to enable the setting and 0 to disable it. Click ok and close the registry editor. After restart of ie, changes take effect. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.


First, click the Start button, and select Run. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit"
Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\] and create a new key "Internet Explorer"
Third, create a subkey "Control Panel" under "Internet Explorer".
Fourth, create a DWORD value "Cache".
Now,right-click on "Cache" and select 'Modify'
Finally, set the "Value Data" to 1in the textbox provided and click on 'OK'.

Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: Cache
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry

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