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Windows 7: Temporary Internet Files

26 Oct 2009   #21

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Unless you changed it, it is were I said it is. See below:

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26 Oct 2009   #22


I am so glad to be least the issue has been answered.

ZigZag and logicearth are partially correct about the directory for storing of Temp Internet Files:

C:\Users\jollymoon\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5

My directory of the above name WAS empty...that is because I had forgotten that I had "moved" the Temp Internet Files from inside IE8 !

In my case I had moved the Temps to C:/internet/TempInternetFiles/ but you still have to add the \Low\Content.IE5 (with correct slashes) into the directory window to see the hidden 8 character directories holding the temp files.

Not sure about the "memory" writing them to the HDD though...

Thanx sports fans! Now back to surfing...
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26 Oct 2009   #23


logicearth...didn't see your picture of the location of the Temp Files until after my post.

but you still have to add the \Low\Content.IE5 (with correct slashes) typed into the directory window to see the temps...
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25 Jan 2010   #24

Windows 7
Windows7 New System - no temporary internet file folder

I have followed the exchanges hoping that I might locate the temporary internet files on my new system with Windows 7 installed by Dell. I installed the Office 2007 software. I cannot locate a folder for temporary internet files any where and not in C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
However when I go to Inter Explorer Tools - Internet Options - Browsing History - Settings - Display files they appear.
In using explorer I have found some files in C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\LocalLow\content and \meta data. I am not sure what these files are.
I see I have a lot of files under C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\temp. I am not sure what these are but I have been reinstalling a lot of software on this new system.
I would like to separate the TIF data from everything else. I used to use the tools in XP to delete the files on a frequent basis.

Is there any way to put a trace on to find where the files are stored?
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25 Jan 2010   #25

Windows 7
Temporary Internet Folder defined as system folder

I did some further experimentation to find that the temporary internet folder located in
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet files is defined as a operating system folder with my installation. After opening C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows with explorer I went to organize - folder and search options -view and removed the check from hide protected operating system files. The folder temporary internet appeared along with the files within it.
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26 Jan 2010   #26

Windows 7
Removing All Temporary Internet files

I used the Internet Options - Browsing history - Delete option to clear the temporary internet files. Before the delete there were just under 700 files. After performing the delete there was 287 files left behind. Any ideas why the Windows 7 option does not remove all temporary internet files?

I used explorer removed the hide operating system files check (above post) and then used explorer to delete them all. It is now clean.
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26 Jan 2010   #27

Windows 7 Professional Build 7600
Disparity between GUI and Command Prompt

I came across this post in my own search for the mysterious location of the Temporary Internet Files in Windows 7. I found that I can use Windows Explorer and browse to C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files and I can view files (currently looking at 423 files and ZERO directories in that folder). However, the same directory in COMMAND PROMPT, shows me 2 directories (AntiPhising and Content.Outlook) and ZERO files.

I mention the COMMAND PROMPT specifically because I am trying to revise a VBSCRIPT that I have written and that I use to clear all Temporary Internet Files and the Temp Directories from all profiles on a given machine. This proves to be very handy on a terminal server where there may be 30 profiles or so. I have been called in on a terminal server once where poor policies had allowed temporary files to build up and after allowing my script to run (8 hours), I deleted 50 GB of Temporary Internet Files (they had been complaining that they had less then 20 MB of free space...when I was done the drive was 50% free).

I want to revise my script to enumerate profiles in XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, or Server 2008, but the Temporary Internet Files location is causing a hang up simply because the files do not appear to be in the given location, specifically when outside the GUI. If anyone has any insight into that, I'd sure love to hear it. Scripts that can handle cleanup of Temporary Internet Files automatically for Win7 and Server2008 are basically non-existant right now...I'd like to change that.
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27 Jan 2010   #28

Windows 7
Folders in the Other Directories

With the higher number of users it is even more important to keep the system clean. I feel the same even with lesser users because of the impact of the overhead of extra files. Have you found files in these other two directories? What command do you use to view these additional directories. I would like observe them on my system for a period.
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02 Feb 2010   #29

Windows 7
TIFs not found

The threads I have read are to remove old TIFs.

I want to find the TIFs so I can move and keep video files, etc. Where are they kept?

They are not in c:\Users\[user-id]\AppData\Temp nor in c:\Users\[user-id]\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files.

I can see the Cookies.

My Win7 is a straight install, with no customization.
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03 Feb 2010   #30


You have to add the : \Low\Content.IE5 into the window at the top of your Windows Explorer manually...then you can see the TIF area with several random folder names.

Until you type it in the TIF remain hidden...

I wish there was a way to put all the TIF into ONE FOLDER instead of a random 4-5 folders as this would make it easier to manage the content for looking at these files.
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