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Steelbone
Posted: December 26th, 2007, 11:41am Report to Moderator
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[color=blue][/color]My computer isn't storing browser temp files where its suppose to. I would like to look at the files, but I can't find them.

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Snakeyes
Posted: December 27th, 2007, 4:58am Report to Moderator
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In IE go to Tools (in the file menu) and click on Internet options.
In the window that opens up, Click on Settings under Browsing history.
Look just below Current Location: for the Temp folder location.
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Steelbone
Posted: December 27th, 2007, 7:47am Report to Moderator
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My problem is when I go to the temp folder location its not there, and I can't find where its storing them.
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Steelbone
Posted: December 27th, 2007, 8:17am Report to Moderator
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I found 2 folders in my computer named Temporary Internet Folder and they aren't being stored in either one.
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Posted: December 27th, 2007, 10:58am Report to Moderator
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   In WinXP it is in C:\Documents and Settings under your current user (the one you are signed in as).  Under the current user folder it is in Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.  When you open that folder, an hourglass will appear.  This happens because the files are actually kept in hidden subfolders and Windows is looking through them and compiling all of the files to list in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
   There is a setting in Internet Options on the Advanced tab in the Security group which deletes the temp files when you close the browser.  Maybe that is set and so the files are deleted.
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Steelbone
Posted: December 30th, 2007, 8:14pm Report to Moderator
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  I finally figured out my problem. Even though I have the setting in Windows Explorer to show hidden files and folders, it is still hiding them. When I used a FTP program, I saw the Temporary Internet Files folder.

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