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  • I'm having problems with Windows Easy Transfer, at least I think it's a problem with it.  Basically first of all I used it to tranfer settings over from a Vista machine, that went haywire as detailed in the remote assistance thread I started.  Deleted my profile on the Windows 7 machine, recreated the profile on it once again using Windows Easy Transfer.  Remote assistance now works but I've found another problem with the temporary internet files cache.

    Basically what happens when browsing using IE is that if I go to a website where I know there is a newer version of say, a PDF, IE shows me the older cached copy rather than the newer one.  Obviously I got around it by emptying the cache and starting again, but should that have even happened to begin with?  Isn't easy transfer clever enough to copy the file dates over?  Or is it that easy transfer messes up the "automatic" setting for temporary internet files and I should set it to always check for newer versions when I visit the webpage?

    Thursday, March 24, 2011 6:12 PM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

     

    So this only occur when the first time to go to a website?

     

    This should be by design. There is a hidden "index.dat" file stores data for "offline" webpages.

     

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    Magon Liu

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    Friday, March 25, 2011 7:29 AM
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  • Hi,

     

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    Magon Liu

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    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:33 AM
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  • Why is it by design?  That makes no sense, who would design a browser to not load a more recent version of a file?  It's not an offline page, it happens with any website I go to.
    Wednesday, April 6, 2011 5:07 AM
  • Hi,

    The first time it will search the hidden "index.dat" file which is old version. The next time it shall look for an update version.

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    Monday, April 11, 2011 3:10 AM
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  • But it didn't, just kept loading the old version.
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 12:54 AM