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    Can't clear cache in IE6.0

    Can anybody help?

    DNS pointer change at domain registrar just took effect, but I can't get one of my computers to pull up the website. It keeps loading the default 'Under Construction' page from the registrar's server. I CAN pull up the site on other computers.

    Running IE 6.0 on Win2000 Pro

    I have tried all options in IE's Internet Options window that I can find;
    Deleted files, including all offline content.
    Deleted Cookies.
    Cleared history.
    Set 'Check for newer version of stored pages' radio button to:
    1. Every visit to the page
    2. Every time you start Internet Explorer
    3. Automatically

    I have manually deleted cookies & temp Internet files.

    Nothing has worked. Any suggesstions would be appreciated.

    TIA
    Aronya1

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    Are you working Online or Offline in the File menu of IE? That could make a difference. If you are working online, try the following:

    Try specifying a different DNS server on that machine. DNS servers often take some time to update their listings. If your computer is using a secondary DNS server, it probably is getting its info from a primary DNS server that gets updated, and then it SHOULD send those updates out to any secondary DNS servers that rely on it for DNS records (you'll have to forgive me if I got some terminology wrong, it's been a while).

    OR

    FTP into your web space and make sure you only have one file named index.xxxx or default.xxxx, where you would replace the x's with some sort of HTML, PHP, ASP, or JSP file extension.

    Since going to http://www.yoursite.com/ doesn't specify the exact file name, the web server will return an index file of some sort (Linux, and Microsoft NT servers) or a default file (Microsoft NT servers, mostly when they have ASP installed). With multiple index and default files in a given directory, the web server will return the file according to some sort of heirarchy set up in the web server settings.

    For example, a directory with the files index.htm and index.html in them will have the index.htm file grabbed if someone requests the directory name and no file name to go with it.

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    If you have manually gone through and deleted all of the temporary internet files and your history from local settings then its not a problem with the cache, because thats it right there.

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    Im ahving the same issue. I jsut recently changed my dns and I can view it on AOL and opera but aol keeps loading the page I saw 4 days ago. I wiped my cache and I was told that my ISP keeps the domain for so long then it times out. This is very frustarting becuase I hate using AOL to view my site. Im in a rut just like you, Im guessing we just havce to wait to have to be able to view it

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    not aol, i mean internet explorer keeps loading the page

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    Well that should not be happening. There are meta tags that tell ie to recache a page each time it is loaded, but that can lag it up a bit for frequent 56k visitors.

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    toicontien,

    I'm not sure we're communicating. How do I specify a different DNS server on this computer?

    To address some of what you said:
    Yes, I'm working online.
    I've already tried to access a specific page other than the index; www.mysite.com/otherpage.htm I'm still getting the registrar's page.


    Baby Jai,
    I never heard of an ISP caching a page. That would require an incredible amount of storage, considering how many pages & how many users they would have.


    If this is any help to anybody, the machine I'm having problems with is at work. Large company network, firewall & proxy servers to deal with. At home, IE & NS both display the proper page.

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    An isp does not cache a page. They have the actual documents on their server why would the need to? A chached page is just the graphix of the page and other essential things to the page does not take as long to load the next time you visit it, its just some of the data so you dont have to download it each time.

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    whether or not on your computer, or works, Wherver you visited the site last on whatever computer your not going to be able to view it. just try going on another explorer like Aol or Netscape and you will be able to view it. For some reason, I cannot view it in IUE. I have cleared the cache, I have refreshed my ip, diabled my ip, reset my ip, and still nothing. It has something to do with IE or my IP. This is a dead end, look slike I just have to wait for it to be able to be viewed with IE.

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    it should not have anything to do with your ip address...

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    I agree. It shouldn't be an IP address issue. It's a caching issue. I'd love to find the folder where the page I'm wrestling with is located... And blow it up!

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    well why dont you try going to hidden files and folders and delete the whole section of temporary internet folders and files, then youll be good to go

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    I thought I did just that . No good. Did it work for you?

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    Well, now im having the problem that I can and cannot see it. Very sparatic, but it didnt work for me. I dont knwo where to turn, when I get the answer ill let you know

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    if you are using windows xp the folder is
    C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings
    inside that folder is the history and temporary internet files.

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