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#128714 - 2004-10-31 06:31 AM Clear Internet Explorer Cache
NTDOC Administrator Offline

Registered: 2000-07-28
Posts: 11620
Loc: CA
Here is an example script that terminates Internet Explorer and then searches the Registry for all profiles and clears the CACHE of each of the profiles. It DOES NOT remove the INDEX.DAT file as it is in use, but it does clear up a lot of room on the hard drive by deleting all the cache files and folders not in use by some process.

This example script requires WMI and was written/tested on KiXtart v4.22 using the 2 UDF files listed below in the code.


Break On
Dim $SO

; Declares the variables
Dim $UserKeys,$Key,$Value,$Cache,$proc
; $UserKeys holds the array of returned data from the ArrayEnumKey UDF
; Sets Internet Explorer as the process to terminate
$proc = "IEXPLORE.EXE" ; Internet Explorer
; Terminates the process set by $proc

; Runs the code against every element found in the array
For Each $Key In $UserKeys
; Excludes keys/values with specified names from being returned
If Not InStr($Key,'.DEFAULT') And Not InStr($Key,'Classes')
; Returns the path to the location of IE Cache folders
$Cache=ReadValue('HKU'+$Key+'\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders','Cache')
; Checks if the path specified exists or not
If Exist($Cache+'\Content.IE5')
; If the path does exist it shells out to the command processor and runs a Remove Directory call
; By removing the semi-colon from the end of the code line you can prevent output from being displayed
? SHELL '%COMSPEC% /C RD /s /q ' + '"' + $Cache+'\Content.IE5'+'"' ;+' >nul 2>nul'

;ARRAYENUMKEY() - Creates an array of names of the subkeys contained in a registry key

Function ArrayEnumKey($regsubkey)
Dim $retcode, $subkeycounter, $currentsubkey, $subkeyarray
If Not KeyExist($regsubkey)
Exit 87
ReDim Preserve $subkeyarray[$subkeycounter]
Until @ERROR
Exit 0

;EndProc() - Terminate a process using WMI

Function EndProc($proc, optional $strComputer)
DIM $Process
If $strComputer=''
For Each $Process In GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" + $strComputer + "\root\cimv2").ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process where Name= " +'"'+$Proc+'"')

#172321 - 2007-01-03 03:22 AM Re: Clear Internet Explorer Cache [Re: NTDOC]
Shaba1 Offline
Fresh Scripter

Registered: 2005-08-20
Posts: 44
Ok is there a way of getting this script without copying and pasting so I can retain the line breaks.
#172323 - 2007-01-03 05:32 AM Re: Clear Internet Explorer Cache [Re: Shaba1]
NTDOC Administrator Offline

Registered: 2000-07-28
Posts: 11620
Loc: CA
Copy it then paste it to WORDPAD or MS WORD, then copy again from WORDPAD and paste to NOTEPAD or your Editor and the formatting should remain.

ps. This is just an example script and is NOT a secure method of removing cache files if that's what you're looking for. It's just an example.

Crap Cleaner is a better free solution if that's what you're really looking for. This gives you an idea though on how to script it, and it to can be improved with better coding.

Edited by NTDOC (2007-01-03 05:35 AM)

#172324 - 2007-01-03 05:34 AM Re: Clear Internet Explorer Cache [Re: Shaba1]
Les Offline
KiX Master

Registered: 2001-06-11
Posts: 12734
Run it through Word or Wordpad to retain the formatting.
Give a man a fish and he will be back for more. Slap him with a fish and he will go away forever.

#185424 - 2008-02-18 11:24 AM Re: Clear Internet Explorer Cache [Re: Les]
Chelseauk Offline
Fresh Scripter

Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 6

Script does work - fine with IE 6. It leaves behind the contents of the root of temporary Internet Files - anyone know if these are important from a clear cache kind of way (if you do it via IE it kills them).

Edited by Chelseauk (2008-02-18 12:36 PM)

#185453 - 2008-02-19 12:31 AM Re: Clear Internet Explorer Cache [Re: Chelseauk]
NTDOC Administrator Offline

Registered: 2000-07-28
Posts: 11620
Loc: CA

This is an OLD script and was only an idea and not really meant as production script. I would recommend using a product like CCleaner if you really need to do this, or where possible install IE7 which has much better removal / cleanup capabilities.

Now if you're using KiX 4.53 the script can be written to remove INUSE files on reboot if wanted.

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