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    Default How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folder?

    How do I delete the files in "~/.opera/cache4/temporary_download/"?

    I've tried "preferences...->Advanced->History->Empty Cache" but the files are still there.

    I've tried "tools->Delete Private Data" and checked every box, but the files are still there!

    I could just delete them from a Konsole but I'm afraid of screwing up Opera as I have no idea if it stores any essential things there or has a DB that needs to be updated.

    Any ideas?

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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    Tools > Delete Private Data doesn't get rid of them?
    Thank you,
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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    Quote Originally Posted by M13 View Post
    Tools > Delete Private Data doesn't get rid of them?
    Nope. It did remove a lot of settings but all the files are still there.

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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    Go to Tools > Delete Private Data
    then select detailed options
    check all the boxes you want to delete
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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    If you do like caf4926 says I believe it should get rid of all you select. To verify go to Help > About Opera. It will give you the path to the Cache and whatever else you want to look at. Unhide your files and verify that what you want deleted is gone. I am curious now why your files aren't getting deleted.
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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Go to Tools > Delete Private Data
    then select detailed options
    check all the boxes you want to delete
    I apologize if this sounds rude but, did you read my post? I wrote:

    I've tried "tools->Delete Private Data" and checked every box, but the files are still there!

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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    This is a known bug in Opera, files in temporary download folder are not deleted by clearing cache.

    You can delete the files manually, it won't cause any problems.

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    Default Re: How properly delete files in Opera Browser's cache folde

    Quote Originally Posted by simico View Post
    This is a known bug in Opera, files in temporary download folder are not deleted by clearing cache.

    You can delete the files manually, it won't cause any problems.
    Thanks. Can I delete everything in "cache4" or just in tmeporary_downloads?

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