PICTURE AND FAX VIEWER


D

dgfchaumont

today i scanned and downloaded a picture from my yahoo e-
mail account. when i did so, the "windows picture and
fax viewer" opened to show the picture. since there
were other pictures in the e-mail, i clicked on the icon
to move to the next picture. however, i got all kinds of
photos, ads, icons, etc. that were obviously from other
internet usage on other occasions. why did this happen?
can i prevent it from happening? other than right
clicking and deleting each one individually, is there a
history to clear? if so, how?
thank you.
 
J

John Inzer

dgfchaumont said:
today i scanned and downloaded a picture from my yahoo e-
mail account. when i did so, the "windows picture and
fax viewer" opened to show the picture. since there
were other pictures in the e-mail, i clicked on the icon
to move to the next picture. however, i got all kinds of
photos, ads, icons, etc. that were obviously from other
internet usage on other occasions. why did this happen?
can i prevent it from happening? other than right
clicking and deleting each one individually, is there a
history to clear? if so, how?
thank you.
==================================
Those files are probably in your Temporary
Internet Files folder. Running Disk cleanup
should take care of it...

(310312) Description of the Disk Cleanup
Tool in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310312

Running Disk Cleanup (all options) on a regular
schedule is a good idea also.

It also may help if you open an IE window and
go to...Tools / Internet Options / Advanced tab...
Scroll down to "Security" and place a check at :
"Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder When
Browser Is Closed" / Apply / OK.

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John Inzer
Picture It! MVP
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Y

Yves Alarie

If using the usual procedures described by John Inzer are not sufficient,
you can dig deeper to find and delete these files.

If these are files downloaded from the internet or e-
mail, they may be in a
subfolder of your Internet temporary files. The folder name will start with
OLK and there will be a number after OLK. The easiest way to find it is to
search for OLK* and once found open it and see if the files are there.
Click on Start and Search and then
All files and folders
More advanced options
Search system folders
Search hidden files and folders
Search subfolders
In the top textbox "All or part..." type in
OLK*
and click search
This search will take a while but should return all folders starting with
OLK.
Open the folders, change the view to Thumbnails and see if the unwanted
files are there. If so just select them and delete. They will go to your
Recycle bin, delete them from there also. Or hold the Shift key down when
you delete them in order to prevent them from going into your Recycle bin.
 

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