I use a 256MB RAM disk for IE7's Temporary Internet Files and it means my
internet browsing sessions fly along without my hard disk constantly getting
thrashed and wearing out prematurely and slowing me down unnecessarily.
This works very well as I have 2.5GB of RAM in my machine (Athlon XP 3200)
and a fast (10Mbps) internet connenction.
So far I have uncovered a single bug in IE7's handling of situations where a
single large download exceeds the amount of space available on the drive
holding the TIF's folder. In these instances some sort of wrap around occurs
where a) either the size of the file downloaded gets cropped at 256MB (the
size of my RAM disk) or b) the file saved is the original size (e.g. 351MB)
but the file is corrupt.
I would like IE7's handling of large downloads changed so that if the volume
holding the TIF folder is not big enough to hold the temporary file, then IE
should save the temp file elsewhere - e.g. maybe the usual TEMP directory.
Thanks for making IE7 so much better than IE6 (tabbed browsing is my no.1
Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
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