AVOIDING CACHED WEB PAGES IN INTERNET EXPLORER 5.X

1- Click on the "Tools" link on the menu bar at the top of the screen and select "Internet Options".

2- An "Internet Options" window should appear.

3- Under the "General" tab, look down about halfway to the section called "Temporary Internet Files" and click on the "Settings" button.

4- In the "Settings" window that opens, look under the section labelled "Check for newer versions of stored pages". There are four options:


  • Every visit to the page - Specifies that when you return to a page you viewed previously, Internet Explorer should check to see whether it changed since you last viewed it. If the page has changed, Internet Explorer displays the new page and stores it in the Temporary Internet Files folder. Internet Explorer checks for changes once per session. Note that selecting this option can slow down browsing between viewed pages.
  • Everytime you start Internet Explorer - Specifies whether, when you return to a page you viewed previously, Internet Explorer should check to see whether the page has changed since you last viewed it. Selecting this option can speed up browsing between viewed pages. Internet Explorer will check for new content on this page only when you start Internet Explorer.If you want to see whether a specific page has been updated even when this option is selected, click the View menu, and then click Refresh.
  • Automatically - Specifies that when you return to a page you viewed previously, Internet Explorer should not check to see whether the page has changed since you last viewed it. If you select this, Internet Explorer will check for new content only when you return to a page that was viewed in an earlier session of Internet Explorer or on an earlier day. Over time, if Internet Explorer determines that images on the page are changing infrequently, it will check for newer images even less frequently. Selecting this option can provide the most speed when browsing through pages you have already viewed. If you want to see the most current version of a specific page, even when this option is selected, return to the page, and then click the Refresh button on the toolbar.
  • Never - Specifies whether, when you return to a page you viewed previously, Internet Explorer should never check to see whether the page has changed since you last viewed it. Selecting this check box speeds up browsing between viewed pages. If you want to see whether a specific page has been updated even when this option is selected, click the View menu, and then click Refresh.

To avoid viewing outdated, cached graphics and pages from your hard drive instead of the latest content, choose one of the first two options above. "Everytime you start Internet Explorer" is the recommended choice.

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