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Temporary Internet Folder

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Avatarian, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Avatarian

    Avatarian Flightless Bird

    Using Windows 7, with IE8 I'm having problems accessing the complete
    Temporary Internet Folder.
    (Path: Tools-Internet Options-Settings(Browsing History)-View Files)
    All I'm seeing are cookies and icons...no videos. In Win XP, the Temp
    Internet Folder stores everything, including videos.
    I have also checked the default location:
    C\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\..
    with the same end result, cookies and icons...no media.
    Now before anyone asks why I want this, let me quote the header under
    Settings.
    "Temporary Internet Files: Internet Explorer stores copies of webpages,
    images, and media for faster viewing later."
    This has always been an incredibly useful feature of Internet Explorer for
    me, and I would be extremely grateful if
    someone could tell me how find the "complete" Temporary Internet Folder.
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    "In Win XP, the Temp Internet Folder stores everything, including videos."

    Actually, that's not correct.

    Internet Explorer initially caches objects like video to Temporary
    Internet Files until the download completes, at which time they are
    moved to the location you selected or to the default location (if you
    made no selection.)

    The objects remain in TIF until the cache is cleared, which is why you
    can sometimes see them if you open the TIF folder. However, TIF is only
    a cache, not permanent storage.

    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Avatarian wrote:
    > Using Windows 7, with IE8 I'm having problems accessing the complete
    > Temporary Internet Folder.
    > (Path: Tools-Internet Options-Settings(Browsing History)-View Files)
    > All I'm seeing are cookies and icons...no videos. In Win XP, the Temp
    > Internet Folder stores everything, including videos.
    > I have also checked the default location:
    > C\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\..
    > with the same end result, cookies and icons...no media.
    > Now before anyone asks why I want this, let me quote the header under
    > Settings.
    > "Temporary Internet Files: Internet Explorer stores copies of webpages,
    > images, and media for faster viewing later."
    > This has always been an incredibly useful feature of Internet Explorer
    > for me, and I would be extremely grateful if
    > someone could tell me how find the "complete" Temporary Internet Folder.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Avatarian" <avatar@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-Ol%23q9ZXtKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows 7, with IE8 I'm having problems accessing the complete
    > Temporary Internet Folder.
    > (Path: Tools-Internet Options-Settings(Browsing History)-View Files)
    > All I'm seeing are cookies and icons...no videos. In Win XP, the Temp
    > Internet Folder stores everything, including videos.
    > I have also checked the default location:


    > C\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\..


    Have you tried appending "Content.IE5" to the path, like this:

    C:/Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    Files\Content.IE5

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    > with the same end result, cookies and icons...no media.
    > Now before anyone asks why I want this, let me quote the header under
    > Settings.
    > "Temporary Internet Files: Internet Explorer stores copies of webpages,
    > images, and media for faster viewing later."
    > This has always been an incredibly useful feature of Internet Explorer for
    > me, and I would be extremely grateful if
    > someone could tell me how find the "complete" Temporary Internet Folder.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Avatarian wrote:

    > Using Windows 7, with IE8 I'm having problems accessing the complete
    > Temporary Internet Folder.


    No, you aren't. You prove below that you CAN get to the TIF folder.

    > (Path: Tools-Internet Options-Settings(Browsing History)-View Files)
    > All I'm seeing are cookies and icons...no videos. In Win XP, the Temp
    > Internet Folder stores everything, including videos.


    Not if it is streaming content. That means you only get the bytes to render
    as they are delivered and no file gets saved for that stream. You never
    bothered to identify the source of the videos for anyone else to see if you
    were actually retrieving a file or rendering streamed content.
     
  5. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "Avatarian" <avatar@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:-Ol#q9ZXtKHA.1796@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Using Windows 7, with IE8 I'm having problems accessing the complete
    > Temporary Internet Folder.
    > (Path: Tools-Internet Options-Settings(Browsing History)-View Files)
    > All I'm seeing are cookies and icons...no videos. In Win XP, the Temp
    > Internet Folder stores everything, including videos.
    > I have also checked the default location:
    > C\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\..
    > with the same end result, cookies and icons...no media.
    > Now before anyone asks why I want this, let me quote the header under
    > Settings.


    > "Temporary Internet Files: Internet Explorer stores copies of webpages,
    > images, and media for faster viewing later."



    That's right. That's the way it works in XP, even in IE8 but not in Vista
    or W7. The TIF does store them but the TIF viewer may not show them.


    > This has always been an incredibly useful feature of Internet Explorer for
    > me, and I would be extremely grateful if
    > someone could tell me how find the "complete" Temporary Internet Folder.


    You can copy the path to the TIF in the Address bar and build a chdir
    command in a cmd window. E.g. press Alt-d, Ctrl-c in your TIF Viewer, then
    switch to a cmd window and type: cd /d (plus a space) then right-click,
    Paste and press Enter. Then enter a command pipeline, like:

    dir/a/s | find "2010-02-24 1" | sort | more

    (depending on the format of your short-date and how much detail you want.)
    Unfortunately, that only finds the stored file names. In order to find
    more, such as the URL it came from, you would need to open the appropriate
    index.dat in Notepad and find the stored file name.

    Another change in reduced functionality and usability due to
    security/obscurity.


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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