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Cannot access Temporary Internet Files

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  • Hello;
    I am logged on with admin privs, I run Windows Explorer as admin, and have set security properties for all folders, yet I still cannot get access to my OWN Temporary Internet Files folder.
    Sure, I have just come over to Win7 from XP Pro, and there is a huge difference in security, but I have always thought that when you are the computer's administrator, you have access to ALL files and folders.

    My computer is not a member of a domain at this time.

    I know that I can delete the files through IE, and by Disk Cleanup, so it's more curiosity than anything else that I need to know this.
    I already own the Windows7 Resource kit, but so far I cannot find anything in there about this.

    Thanks for your help

    FW
    Sunday, February 07, 2010 9:08 PM

Answers

  • You should have access here...
    even a standard user has access here (they have to or they could not really use I.E.)
    C:\Users\<User_name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\



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    The following folders that in win7 user profile are shortcuts.

    "Documents and Settings" and "Application Data", "Cookies", "Local Settings", "My Documents", "NetHood", "PrintHood", "Recent", "SendTo", "Start Menu", "Templates

    These shortcuts in Windows 7 are junction points, which are important parts of application compatibility. As Windows 7  is a new Windows Platform, a lot of applications was not designed for it so that they are not fully compatible with Windows 7. To allow these applications access the data on Windows 7 properly, the shortcuts are designed to redirect the applications to obtain the necessary data in the correct directories. Thus, these shortcuts do not contain any files but a new directory of a certain folder. To avoid deleting or modifying the shortcuts by mistake, Windows 7  sets the Read permissions of these folder to Deny. Actually, the shortcuts are hidden by default.

    To access these junction points, redirect to the following folders:

    Note: As some folders are hidden, please refer to the following steps to show all the hidden files.

    Show hidden folders
    ==============
    1. Open "Computer", and click "Organize" -> "Folder and Search Options".
    2. Click the "View" tab. Under "Hidden files and folders", click "Show hidden files and folders."
    3. To display other hidden files, clear the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" check box.

    Documents and Settings  C:\Users
    Application Data  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming
    Cookies  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies 
    Local Settings  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local 
    My Documents  C:\Users\User_name\Documents 
    NetHood  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts 
    PrintHood  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts 
    Recent  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent 
    SendTo  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo 
    Start Menu  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu 
    Templates  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:07 AM
    Sunday, February 07, 2010 9:19 PM

All replies

  • You should have access here...
    even a standard user has access here (they have to or they could not really use I.E.)
    C:\Users\<User_name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\



    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The following folders that in win7 user profile are shortcuts.

    "Documents and Settings" and "Application Data", "Cookies", "Local Settings", "My Documents", "NetHood", "PrintHood", "Recent", "SendTo", "Start Menu", "Templates

    These shortcuts in Windows 7 are junction points, which are important parts of application compatibility. As Windows 7  is a new Windows Platform, a lot of applications was not designed for it so that they are not fully compatible with Windows 7. To allow these applications access the data on Windows 7 properly, the shortcuts are designed to redirect the applications to obtain the necessary data in the correct directories. Thus, these shortcuts do not contain any files but a new directory of a certain folder. To avoid deleting or modifying the shortcuts by mistake, Windows 7  sets the Read permissions of these folder to Deny. Actually, the shortcuts are hidden by default.

    To access these junction points, redirect to the following folders:

    Note: As some folders are hidden, please refer to the following steps to show all the hidden files.

    Show hidden folders
    ==============
    1. Open "Computer", and click "Organize" -> "Folder and Search Options".
    2. Click the "View" tab. Under "Hidden files and folders", click "Show hidden files and folders."
    3. To display other hidden files, clear the "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" check box.

    Documents and Settings  C:\Users
    Application Data  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming
    Cookies  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies 
    Local Settings  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Local 
    My Documents  C:\Users\User_name\Documents 
    NetHood  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Network Shortcuts 
    PrintHood  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Printer Shortcuts 
    Recent  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent 
    SendTo  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo 
    Start Menu  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu 
    Templates  C:\Users\User_name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:07 AM
    Sunday, February 07, 2010 9:19 PM
  • Thanks Bubbapcguy .
    I was looking in the wrong place. What I was seeing was the shortcut to the folder.
    I realized that I was looking at a shortcut, but didn't realize I had to go a little deeper into the tree.

    FW
    Monday, February 08, 2010 4:34 AM
  • AFTER BEATING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL FOR DAYS, I FOUND HOW TO DISPLAY THE TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES IN I.E. 9 WITH WINDOWS 7 !!

    GO TO TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > SECURITY  amd UNCHECK the clock at the bottom ENABLE PROTECTED MODE. I do not yet know how it affects anything else.

    Hope this helps !

    Sunday, April 01, 2012 2:31 AM
  • Type error above. "clock" dould be "block".
    Sunday, April 01, 2012 2:32 AM
  • AFTER BEATING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL FOR DAYS, I FOUND HOW TO DISPLAY THE TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES IN I.E. 9 WITH WINDOWS 7 !!

    GO TO TOOLS > INTERNET OPTIONS > SECURITY  amd UNCHECK the clock at the bottom ENABLE PROTECTED MODE. I do not yet know how it affects anything else.

    Hope this helps !

    well, my "Enable Protected Mode" is grayed out and I am unable to "uncheck" the block....
    Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:14 PM