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Windows 7: Where does IE11 store the real download address for a downloaded file

18 Feb 2018   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
Where does IE11 store the real download address for a downloaded file

In order to get the real download address of a file I have to do the following:

1. Press Ctrl-J to open the download manager
2. Right click on one of the files listed
3. Click "copy download link" in the context menu

The above gets the real download address into the clipboard, then I can paste it into another program, say, Notepad or Excel.
Repeating the above gets me a list of the real download links.

My question is, where does IE actually store that real download link in the first place, the one that is copied to the clipboard in step 3 above.
It's not in %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\History\(pick the week folder or the Today folder), that's just the download page that contains the real download link.

Thanks in advance,

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