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Adjust How Java Cache Files are Handled in the UWSTUDENT Labs


In the UWSTUDENT labs, some students may experience problems with Java cache files causing them to go over quota on their personal H: drive storage. Unfortunately, the program does not allow Information Technology to correct this problem automatically. However, students can now adjust how their Java cache files are handled to help prevent this problem.

For information on the default quota for the student H: drive, see the UWSTUDENT Computer Accounts page (

These instructions are intended for users with a UWYO domain account on UWSTUDENT lab computers only.


  1. Click the Start menu button, and click Control Panel ( or point to Settings, and click Control Panel).
  2. In the Control Panel, select Other Control Panel Options on the left-hand side of the window.

    Control Panel window, Other Control Panel Options selected
  3. In the Other Control Panel Options window, click the Java icon.
  4. In the Java Control Panel window, with the General tab selected, in the Temporary Internet Files section, click Settings.

    Java Plug-In Control Panel window
  5. In the Temporary Files Settings window, in the Settings section, select Maximum, and adjust the quota amount as desired.

    Temporary Files Settings window


Reviewed: 0706 By: CD

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