Roaming Profile

The information in this article applies to:

Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 for Windows 95
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.01 for Windows NT 4.0

IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.


This article describes how to exclude temporary Internet files from your roaming profile on a network that enables roaming profiles.


You can configure Internet Explorer to keep temporary Internet files on your local computer using one of the following methods:

Modify your Internet properties to configure your temporary Internet file settings.
Create a set of registry (.reg) files that contain the local temporary Internet file settings to import into the local. registry
Disable the per-user cache and force all users to share the same local cache.

Modify Internet Properties

You can set the location for the Temporary Internet Files folder in the Internet Options dialog box. To do so, follow these steps:

Right-click Internet Explorer on the desktop, and then click Properties.

On the General tab, click Settings, and then click Move Folder.

Click Yes if you are prompted "Moving the location of Temporary Internet Files folder will delete all your subscription data. Do you wish to continue?"

Browse to the local folder location you want to use, and then click OK.

Click OK.