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IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files

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Old 11-02-2008
Kulwant
 

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IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files
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
favourite feature).

Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
better.

:-)

Kulwant

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Old 11-02-2008
Leonard Grey
 

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Re: IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files
Funny...I don't use a RAM disk and my internet sessions are very speedy.
I don't recall hard disc thrashing while surfing the internet. I wonder
why my experience is so much better than yours?

256MB of space for TIF is way, way more than anyone needs - even someone
with dial-up. But then, I don't suppose my opinion will matter to
someone who prefers to interfere with Windows memory management by
installing a RAM disk.
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Kulwant wrote:
> 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
> favourite feature).
>
> Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
> better.
>
> :-)
>
> Kulwant
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...orer. general

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Old 11-02-2008
Kulwant
 

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Re: IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files
You didn't say what your system specs are. It's likely my experience is
inferior to yours as my system is now running low on disc space and whatever
free space is left is heavily fragmented leading to a measureable sub-optimal
experience during heavy browsing sessions with TIF residing on a HD.

If IE allowed TIF to use RAM (non paged would make the most sense) instead
of HD space I wouldn't need to install a RAM disk as that's all I use it for.

I wouldn't be so presumptious about my reactions to your opinions. Every one
is entitled to hold whatever views they want to - if someone's opinions are
flawed due to insufficient knowledge, then educating them is likely to be
better all round than throwing unwarranted sarcasm in their face.

I stand by my opinion that native support for using non paged RAM for TIF
would lead to overall faster performance than using a HD TIF folder as long
as the system has sufficient physical RAM for other needs.

Kulwant



"Leonard Grey" wrote:

> Funny...I don't use a RAM disk and my internet sessions are very speedy.
> I don't recall hard disc thrashing while surfing the internet. I wonder
> why my experience is so much better than yours?
>
> 256MB of space for TIF is way, way more than anyone needs - even someone
> with dial-up. But then, I don't suppose my opinion will matter to
> someone who prefers to interfere with Windows memory management by
> installing a RAM disk.
> ---
> Leonard Grey
> Errare Humanum Est
>
> Kulwant wrote:
> > 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
> > favourite feature).
> >
> > Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
> > better.
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Kulwant
> >
> > ----------------
> > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...orer. general

>

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Old 12-26-2008
J. Baas
 

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Re: IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files
Please stay on topic. I have the same question.
Just answer it. I guess this should be the place since it's Microsoft's own
forum.

How to change the setting in IE7 to handle manually downloaded (large files)
different. For exemple download them directly to the location you told it in
the first place, or use the windows TEMP folder.

I have an Asus A6Va with 2 GB Ram and 250 GB HDD. RamDisk Driver with 128 mb
drive for IE temp files.

Anybody an answer to this question?

Thank you!

P.S. If you also know how to tell IE7 to store cookies in a different folder
(like in Win98) it would also be nice .

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"Leonard Grey" wrote:

> Funny...I don't use a RAM disk and my internet sessions are very speedy.
> I don't recall hard disc thrashing while surfing the internet. I wonder
> why my experience is so much better than yours?
>
> 256MB of space for TIF is way, way more than anyone needs - even someone
> with dial-up. But then, I don't suppose my opinion will matter to
> someone who prefers to interfere with Windows memory management by
> installing a RAM disk.
> ---
> Leonard Grey
> Errare Humanum Est
>
> Kulwant wrote:
> > 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
> > favourite feature).
> >
> > Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
> > better.
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > Kulwant
> >
> > ----------------
> > This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> > suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> > Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow this
> > link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> > click "I Agree" in the message pane.
> >
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities...orer. general

>

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Old 12-27-2008
Danno
 

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Re: IE7 bug when using a RAM disk for Temporary Internet Files
Are you using Vista? If so, I have been trying to find out how to setup a
ramdisk. Could you give me the details on how you do this?

Thanks in advance,
Dan Hacker

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"Kulwant" <Kulwant@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>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
> favourite feature).
>
> Hoping you can resolve this issue for me to make the next IE version even
> better.
>
> :-)
>
> Kulwant
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities...orer. general


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