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Windows 7: Temporary Internet Files


24 Oct 2009   #11

win7
 
 

I too have a need to access the Temporary Internet Files folders...to view versions of prototype, scriptalicious, mootools, etc.
I am using Windows 7 with IE 8 and would like to view my cached files, graphics, javascript files, etc.
All of the places I have been able to search out suggest that the folder resides in:
C:/users/USERname/appData/local/microsoft/windows/TemporaryInternetFiles/ BUT mine is blank...as well as all of the other permutations of "temporary internet files" that can be seen with windows explorer.
Where are the temp internet files located and why make it so hard to see them? In winxp with IE8 you could move the folder to a location of your choice...Windows 7 allows this but there are only icon files.

I have administrator permissions with only one account on my system and all hidden files, extentions are unchecked in the TOOLS/InternetOptions/Advanced/
Does anyone have the exact path of all of the temporary internet files?

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24 Oct 2009   #12

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

If it is empty then it means it is empty.
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24 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XRaptor View Post
Hi, sorry, I didn't want to be rude.

I know what is on Wiki, but I don't think it is ok. I'm working with computers many years and it is my primary job, but I never saw this strange thing, with Temp directory. Tell me what do you think - is it ok, when system variables points to 1 location and system itself is using another wrong location? I don't think so. This happen somehow and I want to know what application or update or something did it, because it IS something like bug or system error.

If I want to move TIF directory (Move folder button), it doesn't work. If I can delete TIF and others in Temp, it can't be done, because of SYSTEM process. It can be removed only in safe mode, but after reboot all is back.

OS is using wrong directories and not directories set in system variables. So coorect folders contains no files. That's not ok, it's wrong. And based on everything I found on internet, only way how to fix it is reinstall system. So it is really strange.
You keep referring to system variables. What do system variables have to do with the TIF location? If you are referring to the variables TMP and TEMP, they do not control TIF in any way.
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25 Oct 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Utilities and applets in Win 7

Is there a list of the Utility programs and applets included with Windows 7?
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25 Oct 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oldspook View Post
Is there a list of the Utility programs and applets included with Windows 7?
Not sure what you're looking for...does this pertain to the topic?
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25 Oct 2009   #16

win7
 
 
Temporary Internet Files Folder Location Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

If it is empty then it means it is empty.
Brilliant, logicearth, just brilliant.

We know it is empty...so where are the files?? They gotta be somewhere for your browser to display them on your local computer's monitor?? Surely 500+ posts would give a person a little insight ...
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25 Oct 2009   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

They are located in memory then displayed on the monitor. They are then stored on the HDD for later visits. And right where I pointed at is where they are stored on the HDD. You see if it is empty it is empty. There is no other place they would be. Maybe you are the one who needs the insight? Hmm?
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25 Oct 2009   #18

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jollymoon View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

If it is empty then it means it is empty.
Brilliant, logicearth, just brilliant.

We know it is empty...so where are the files?? They gotta be somewhere for your browser to display them on your local computer's monitor?? Surely 500+ posts would give a person a little insight ...
Jolly

I know you are frustrated but He is trying to help. He is also in fact correct. That is exactly and precisely where the IE temp files are located. could it be that you are in fact looking for somethins else?

Ken
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26 Oct 2009   #19

win7
 
 

I am sorry that I am not as brilliant as you are.

If they are stored in memory and then LATER put into the directory you suggest, then why didn't you just say that...oh person of great insight that has 500+ posts?

If they ARE saved in that directory, and it is empty, WHEN exactly does IE8 dump the Temp Internet Files to this directory from memory???

Would be nice to know for all us with less knowledge...
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26 Oct 2009   #20

win7
 
 
Windows 7, Internet Explorer 8 and temp internet files



C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Frustration is a factor. If someone is trying to help and has that kind of knowledge, then it would be really nice for them to share it. I think I speak for all who read these posts and have the same kinds of issues. They come here for help.

My directory as listed above is STILL empty. I even checked after I closed the browser to see if there were any files there. NADA.

One website suggested there is another hidden directory called "Low" that comes before "Content.IE5" mine is still empty.

And yes, I did miss the direction of the backslashes \ versus / tried both and still this directory is empty.

So where am I wrong? Why can you and logicearth see the files and not me. Is it just me "looking for something else" or could it be that the "helpers" are not, in fact, correct??

Just looking for a little help here. Several other websites I have checked have no answer either. Still looking.....

Thanks for at least trying...


Quote:
Jolly

I know you are frustrated but He is trying to help. He is also in fact correct. That is exactly and precisely where the IE temp files are located. could it be that you are in fact looking for somethins else?

Ken
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