IE11 Temporary Internet Settings Won't Change

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IE11 Temporary Internet Settings Won't Change

by MGD King September 29, 2016 10:00 AM

If you ever have an issue with IE11 flaking out, and you can’t change the Temporary Internet Files settings because the disk space to use is set to 0 (zero) and won’t change or only allows you to change it to 8MB, or you get the "please select a value between 8 and 8 for how much disk space temporary internet files may use" error (which is about as helpful as a screen door on a submarine) look at the following in regedit:

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Look to make sure that the key labeled Cache is set to %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

I've ran into this a couple of times where it was set to c:\users\[user's name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache and it drove me crazy trying to figure out why the settings wouldn't save. After changing the entry in the registry, everything worked fine again.

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