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Vista & Temporary Internet Files???

    Question

  • Why is it when I go to Tools -> Internet Options ( Browser History ) -> Settings -> View Files it does not show me my temporary internet files?

     

    I've been to loads to websites, downloaded data but temporary internet files only shows 2 files

     

    Where are all my temporary files?

    Why can't i see them?

    I want to be able to get hold of some of them, like youtube .flv files

     

    Thanks, SnapperJW

    Sunday, April 22, 2007 6:34 PM

Answers

  • files are set at

    C:\Users\User name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

    Friday, May 04, 2007 9:59 AM

All replies

  • yeah i would like to know as well. .swf files for me hehe
    Friday, May 04, 2007 6:56 AM
  • files are set at

    C:\Users\User name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

    Friday, May 04, 2007 9:59 AM
  • but that folder only shows a few files. there must be a way to view all of them?
    Friday, May 04, 2007 10:14 AM
  • View Hidden Files
    Saturday, May 05, 2007 1:43 PM
  • I have the same problem viewing files in the Temporary Internet Files folders. Tried View Hidden files, disabling Phishing and all sorts of other things. Didn't work. Sought help from DELL where i purchased my PC; they also couldn't help.

     

    Suspect it is a limitation of Vista, or even a bug! Been advised to junk Vista and use XP which is still better!

    Tuesday, May 08, 2007 9:46 AM
  • yeah i bet its some new vista security setting that wont allow us to look at them  :T  so annoying
    Tuesday, May 08, 2007 11:13 AM
  • the correct answer is:

     

    C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

     

    you will have to copy and paste that into windoes explorer because it (Content.IE.5) is hidden.

     

    tricky microsoft has double hidden it even though we allow viewing of system and hidden files

     

     

    wonder what else they are hiding inside those index.dats

     

    Smile

     

     

    Saturday, May 12, 2007 8:56 AM
  • SnapperJW,

    I hope you found your answer.  I'd appreciate any responses you feel comfortable in sharing.  My experience with IE and Vista are, that everything is about security.  If this is your personal PC with Vista running, make sure you are logged in with Administrative privileges and not just as the Standard User.  Further (I'm sure you already know this) make sure that you have set your folder preferences to show hidden, system, protected etc. files/folders. You may also want to right click on the specific folder and add rights and privileges to yourself to that folder. As you know, it is difficult to open certain folders. Once you've gotten into the Systems folder via IE settings, temp. files, you have accessed a folder with higher rights and privileges. If you don't find what you're looking for in that folder, navigate yourself out of the folder by modifying the URL in your browser, 1 folder out. Try to look for a Temp folder under YOUR username instead of the temporary internet files. Careful not to nest yourself out too far, or you won't be able to access the folders before you (higher privileged files).  Also, be aware that this technique of accessing system folders directly through IE and WMP, is a VERY large systems vulnerability that MicroSoft has not yet addressed. Accessing privileged and protected systems/files has been their priority that can be circumvented by using IE and WMP system privileges.  I hope that helped.  Let me know if you received a different solution.
    Saturday, June 09, 2007 8:39 AM
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    Why on Earth did Microsoft decide to make Vista's Temporary Internet files full blown "protected operating system files"; hidden by default and requiring special settings to even view?  Does this in any way make sense in any universe where logic and common sense prevail?  75% of all viruses I find by manually scanning hide in this location, and now Microsoft is providing a nice secure home for them.  Nicely done. 

     

    Is Microsoft TRYING to get people to buy Apple?  If this is not their intention I hope they strongly reconsider the choices they've made with Vista and their strong arm marketing tactics.

    Monday, September 03, 2007 3:02 AM
  • So I guess no one has found a way to view Vista's temporary internet files yet.. Tongue Tied

     

    Monday, September 03, 2007 6:36 AM
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    You have to remove the check from the "Hide Protected System Files" option under Folder Options (available under any "Tools" menu in any folder window.

     

    It's like giving criminals a nice cozy private room right in your house.

    Monday, September 03, 2007 11:33 AM
  • Maybe this will answer some of your questions The 'Temporary Internet Files' Folder in Windows Vista.

    Sunday, September 16, 2007 4:16 PM
  • After doing everything that's been mentioned in the thread, I still can't view the wma files that I've opened before. Can anyone help me?
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 4:00 PM
  • Its amazing. I realize people want to help, but if you're guessing at solutions, rather don't attempt. You're just eating up my bandwidth. I have tried everything. The only people that will be able to give us an answer is Microsoft, it seems. And they're silent. For the first time in my life, I'm getting the feeling many others have about M'soft. And it is sad.

    Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:49 AM
  • To view temporary Internet files

    1.

    Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.

    2.

    Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

    3.

    Click the General tab, and then, under Browsing history, click Settings.

    4.

    In the Settings dialog box, click View files.

    Found this at

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/6b17376d-8b06-4602-93a1-5688c364f23e1033.mspx 

     

    Worked for me an you can do what you want with them when you get there.

    Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:32 AM
  • Friday, November 02, 2007 1:07 PM
  • Well I've tried everything. I've tried Tools>Internet Options>Settings>View Files. I've tried to show hidden files and protected operating system files. Nothing has worked so far. I don't see any files (or very few files) when I click on View Files from Internet Options but I know there should be things in the Temporary Internet Files folder because when I right-click on the folder and look at Properties it tells me there are over 700 files and 130 folders. This is so annoying Tongue Tied

    Saturday, November 03, 2007 11:45 AM
  • I agree 100% with ecila.

     

    I've just upgraded from XP to a new PC with Vista and IE7.

    On my XP machine I partitioned the HD and moved the Temp Internet Folder to the new partition and never had a moments problem viewing the files.

     

    I've done exactly the same with Vista and have exactly the same problem as ecila.

     

    I think, possibly, it can be solved through the Properties/Security tab, and changing the settings there.

    I read 'Learn about Access control and Permissions' but, to be honest, didn't really understand it.

     

    Doesn't anybody know how to view these Temp internet Files??

     

    Me.

     

    First post, by the way

     

     

     

    Sunday, November 04, 2007 8:51 AM
  •  

    I located the files under the following path:

     

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

     

    There are 5 hidden folders in this location.

    All of you videos and pictures will be scattered through these folders.

     

    One website that I was on saved all the JPG's in smaller groups in those folders.

     

    Hope this helps.

    It took me a while to find it.

    Tuesday, November 06, 2007 6:27 PM
  • Thanks for your help gasman but the path you gave me doesn't work.

     

    I used C:\Users\[MyName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\

     

    I come to a dead end there. Even with 'Show Hidden Files' and unchecking 'Hide protected OS files', there's no 'Low' folder. In fact the folder shows empty, but if I go up one level and hover over the folder, right click and check properties - I see the folder contains 379 files and 35 folders.

     

    Dams! Another dead end

     

    Wednesday, November 07, 2007 9:30 AM
  •  

    Use the same path

    C:\Users\[MyName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

     

    once the window refreshes, go up to the address bar, and at the end, type          \low

     

     

    The final address will look like this

    C:\Users\[MyName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\low

     

     

    You will find a folder called      Content.IE5

    In this folder you will find the hidden folders that you are looking for, containing those files.

     

     

     

    Friday, November 09, 2007 7:46 PM
  • This is the correct answer. Thank you very much!!! After all the back and forth BS going on here, finally someone has the straight correct answer. You would think that Microsoft would help their technical support people out here by not making working with Windows Vista so impossible. I think someone inside MS decided that for the good of nobody they would just move everything in the entire operating system to a different place just to be doing it, so we can all go out of business trying to figure out what happened to that simple dialog box that used to be only one click away. Jeez.

     

    It's not in Microsoft's interest to ruin the careers of all the support people who have invested years in their technology. This is a lot more than just annoying.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:50 AM
  • For about three months, I have searched for a way to view all the temp internet files on Visat - I was able to view for awhile when I switched to Classic View but didn't work when I tried it today. Your answer is exactly what I needed. Brilliant - thanks so much!

     

    Wednesday, November 14, 2007 7:19 AM
  • In fact, anandkay's recommended article The 'Temporary Internet Files' Folder in Windows Vista answered the problem, although in a quite enigmatic way.

     

    Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:11 PM
  • Hi all,

    I've a little strange thing with Vista & Temporary Internet Files, so, if someone could help...

     

    My HDD is divided in 3 parts :

    - System : C:\ - 80Go

    - Data : D:\ - 90Go

    - Temp : E:\ - 10Go, in which I redirected my general and users TEMP and TMP variables (C:\Windows\Temp and D:\Users\xxx\Local Settings\... normaly)... and IE7 T.I.F.

     

    When I move the Temporary Internet Files (TIF) directory with IE from C:\ to E:\ (E:\Temp\...), no downloads starts. The download window is showing up, but nothing appends, no data transfered at all. (There is enough space to receive the file)

    But if I put back the directory at its normal place or in C:\Windows\Temp for example, downloads works perfectly !!!

     

    I don't understand why that doesn't works (works perfectly with XP). Perhaps a right problem because IE is running in a protected mode, but my user is in the administrator group and he have the rigths to write/delete/modify files in the temp directory.

     

    Need some help...

     

    Best regards,

    Stéphane

    Thursday, November 22, 2007 3:26 PM
  •  gasman wrote:

     

    I located the files under the following path:

     

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

     

    There are 5 hidden folders in this location.

    All of you videos and pictures will be scattered through these folders.

     

    One website that I was on saved all the JPG's in smaller groups in those folders.

     

    Hope this helps.

    It took me a while to find it.

    i've opened every single file but i still can't find the wma files that i've opened in the webpages!! can anyone help?

    Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:46 AM
  • I followed the directions in a search in Microsoft Support to --Control Panel --FolderOptions--View Tab,  and under hidden files, click Show Hidden Files , Apply, and all will be seen.....

    Monday, December 03, 2007 2:17 PM
  • I'm Korean. So, I'm poor at English.

     

    The solution is very simple.

     

    1. Click(right button) the Internet Explorer icon, and click 'execute as administrator'

     

    2. Click 'permission'.

     

    3. Go to Tools -> Internet Options ( Browser History ) -> Settings -> View Files

     

    Then, You'll be able to see the files!!

     

    (I'm using Korean windows. So, I translate as my please. But I believe you can understand it. Sorry...)

    Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:35 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Has somebody tried to move the T.I.F. folder on another disk for example ? If so, does the downloads still works ? (see my previous post)

     

    Thanks for the answers,

     

    Cheers,

    Tuesday, December 04, 2007 3:47 PM
  • You have your browser set to protected mode, files are stored in a hidden folder with lower privileges than standard files this prevents malicious content being written to your hard disk by inadvertant downloading of harmful material. You can dowload 3rd party apps e.g. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ie_cache_viewer.html but I have not tried any myself. I tend to save a webpage to desktop if I like the content. Or use googles free software for utube. For most videos I use Realplayer premium which you pay a modest fee for but cuts out the hassle in a major way for most download tasks.

     

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007 1:33 PM
  •  

    This is what i need. You are right on the money. Exactly right. Im so happy.

    Thursday, January 03, 2008 6:16 AM
  • Hi all,

    Still have no answer to my problem, so I try to post it again... I've a little problem with Vista & Temporary Internet Files, so, if someone could help...

     

    My HDD is divided in 3 parts :

    - System : C:\ - 80Go

    - Data : D:\ - 90Go

    - Temp : E:\ - 10Go, in which I redirected my general and users TEMP and TMP variables (C:\Windows\Temp and D:\Users\xxx\Local Settings\... normaly)... and IE7 T.I.F.

     

    When I move the Temporary Internet Files (TIF) directory with IE from C:\ to E:\ (E:\Temp\...), no downloads starts. The download window is showing up, but nothing appends, no data transfered at all. (There is enough space to receive the file)

    But if I put back the directory at its normal place or in C:\Windows\Temp for example, downloads works perfectly !!!

     

    I don't understand why that doesn't works (works perfectly with XP). Perhaps a right problem because IE is running in a protected mode, but my user is in the administrator group and he have the rigths to write/delete/modify files in the temp directory.

     

    Need some help...

     

    Best regards,

    Stéphane

    Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:13 AM
  •  Whirling Wind wrote:

    I'm Korean. So, I'm poor at English.

     

    The solution is very simple.

     

    1. Click(right button) the Internet Explorer icon, and click 'execute as administrator'

     

    2. Click 'permission'.

     

    3. Go to Tools -> Internet Options ( Browser History ) -> Settings -> View Files

     

    Then, You'll be able to see the files!!

     

    (I'm using Korean windows. So, I translate as my please. But I believe you can understand it. Sorry...)

     

    This one is perfect but some more information is needed for better understanding.

    Steps 1,2,3 are fine but 2.1 some people might miss.

    Note:You got to sure whether it is safe to run the particular website you want does not pose threat like malicious virus, spyware, etc.... before running 2.1 step

     

    1. same

    2. same

    2.1.  Now browse the page from which you want to save images,objects swf .... continue to step 3.

    3. same

     

    I can finally see swf file in Temporary Internet Folder. I guess it should work with other files also.

     

    For info on what happens otherwise(if you don't open internet explore as 'execute as administrator') can be seen here.

     

    http://www.winvistaclub.com/f11.html

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by nath30 Monday, August 02, 2010 12:21 PM
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 7:53 PM
  • thanks this run as admin might come in handy didnt know how to do that b4

     

    i had the same problem of not being able see all my stored files in temp folder i managed to get it by moving and deleting folders see http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2675981&SiteID=17 for more info

     

    a few days ago my internet was running slow (still is) , i tried most things to fix it that i no but no luck, i then decided to reset my internet options like b4 in one of those steps (big mistake) it didnt fix my slow internet but did make me looses ability to see stored files agin

     

    i did the steps again but for some reason the settings never sticked they kept switch back to temp internet protected files everytime i logged back in .

     

    i managed to get it working by after doing all the steps instead of clicking OK (to contine to log off and move folders)  i did a restart the folders and settings seemed to stay it been a few days now and still working all be it with the slow internet but i think thats another problem

     

    if i loose my files agin ill try that run as admin thing but as it seems to be working now im not gona play around with it  

     

    all im saying is its possible to see ur stored files, i did it this way

    maybe thers an easier way fell free to add if u know.

     

    also any hints on why my internet is slow would be great thanks

     

    Monday, February 04, 2008 10:12 PM
  • Try:

     

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

     

    I have finally found all the temporary internet files

     

    Friday, February 22, 2008 3:36 PM
  • I followed the above list:

     

    C:\Users\User name\MyOwnName\Local\Microsoft\Windows\

     

    ...but couldn't find a Temp Int Files option...

     

    only Explorer, game explorer..

     

     

    -AJS83

    Sunday, August 03, 2008 12:14 AM
  • With mine, it is exactly this:

     

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

     

    I didn't have "Low" preceding Temporary Internet Files the way it was reported by someone earlier.  Anyway, just get out to Explorer, type this in the address line and hit Enter.  If you try to go out here by clicking each folder, you will only get as far as Temporary Internet Files.  But once you type Content.IE5 and hit Enter, your files will miraculously show up.  Nice, huh?!!!
    Thursday, August 07, 2008 5:12 AM
  • You were and are absolutely right. But after reading anandkay's post, I must say I would be very happy to allow criminals in a tiny little corner of my house. Especially if they are fooled to believe that they have access to the whole house! Big Smile

     

    Sunday, August 24, 2008 12:34 PM
  • I have read over all the posts and have have tried all the suggestions; and I still cant see the temporary internet files? In  XP it was so easy, just open the "view files" and there they are, copy and paste them. Can anyone really help me? I would appreciate it!

     

    Monday, October 13, 2008 3:30 PM
  • I Have had almost the opposite problem and really need some advice/help.

    Clearing out all my history cookies etc. tonight and basically was able to access pretty much any site that had been accessed on my laptop - including other people's email accounts etc. as the puter had stored the access id and password.  I've deleted everything now but need to ensure the settings do not allow this to happen again and that firefox does not store passwords without prompting and that when accessing sites from history that are password protected it prompts for the password.... it's a wierd one but need to get it sorted?!

    Thursday, October 16, 2008 6:13 AM
  • The more important thing, is to go in those folders with an other administrator account

    (not from the account you want to "see-in"),

    With windows explorer, go in

    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    and "windows explore" one of those folder 'till you find the folder that contents the file you're looking for, and do what you want with;

    of course you did in folder options\view\[show hidden files and folder | UNhide extensions for known file types | UNhide protected operating system files]

    or

    "run as administrator" a command prompt, paste the path in the administrator command prompt =

    cd C:\Users\user name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\

    dir /a /s /o:e, choose one folder

    cd [choosen folder]

    dir /a /s /o:e, choose the file you're looking for

    and then use move, copy, or xcopy command  with the file extension you're seeking to, and why not move it in users\public\[folder for it]

    • Edited by hiitsme2 Friday, March 26, 2010 7:27 PM
    Thursday, August 06, 2009 7:07 PM
  • The Answer;

    1- go to Folder Options: from any folder> Organize > Folder & Search Options > View
    2- Uncheck the box "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)"

    3- Cick Ok

    4- type into your windows browser "C:\Users\Your_Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5"

    5- Have you replaced (Your_name) with your user name? Ok then,,
    6- F I N (The End)

    You can find the tif folders which contain all missing files you're looking for (in particularly the SWF, FLV)

    Cheers,
    D.

    • Proposed as answer by dy2007 Friday, August 07, 2009 4:35 PM
    Friday, August 07, 2009 4:35 PM
  • Hi everybody İ had the same problem, and tried all the ways recommended by different friends here in this forum, but no one could solve it! But finally, I myself managed to find the solution. It’s so easy: (after setting windows so that it shows all hidden normal or system files) go to “Temporary Internet Files” folder through this address (we assume that the drive in which Windows has been installed, is “C:”): C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Note that if the User’s name for example is “Azerbaijani TURK”, this address will be so: C:\Users\Azerbaijani TURK\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Now, the only thing you should do, is to copy “Temporary Internet Files” folder and paste it in another drive! That’s it! The internet files existing in this folder (which were invisible when being in drive C:) are now visable! … Yaşasın Bağımsız GÜNEY Azerbaycan …  … Yaşasın Güney Azerbaycan TÜRK milleti …  … Ölüm Olsun Fars Şovenizmine! …
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 10:54 AM
  • Hi everybody

     


    İ had the same problem, and tried all the ways recommended by different friends here in this forum, but no one could solve
    it! But finally, I myself managed to find the solution. It’s so easy: (after setting windows so that it shows all hidden normal or system files) go to “Temporary Internet Files” folder through this address (we assume that the drive in which Windows has been installed, is “C:”):

     


    C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows

     


    Note that if the User’s name for example is “Azerbaijani TURK”, this address will be so:

    C:\Users\Azerbaijani TURK\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows


     

    Now, the only thing you should do, is to copy “Temporary Internet Files” folder and paste it in another drive! That’s it! The internet files existing in this folder (which were invisible when being in drive C:) are now visable!

     


    … Yaşasın Bağımsız GÜNEY Azerbaycan …
    J


    … Yaşasın Güney Azerbaycan TÜRK milleti …
    J


    … Ölüm Olsun Fars Şovenizmine! …

    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 10:56 AM
  • Thank you gasman! I have been dealing with these invisible folders for days!
    Sunday, January 10, 2010 5:28 AM
  • thanks Prabhakar Kasi

    right Click Internet Explorer icon, and 'run as administrator'

    Monday, August 02, 2010 12:24 PM
  • Another approach (IE7 and 8):

    Start-Run and type "cmd" and hit Enter to get to Command Prompt. (most already know this but junst in case)

    Type the following from the Command line, swap USER NAME  with yours and hit enter:

    c:\windows\explorer /e,c:\Users\"USER NAME"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    You may will likely need to be admin and open up views from the Control Panel - folder Options.

    Good luck 

     

    Monday, October 18, 2010 7:13 PM
  • Yeah that's it! I had the same problem with an adobe file hidden away somewhere. If I clicked Save As for the file (since I could still open in under Adobe Recently Opened stuff) I could see where it was saved. So I typed the exact address to it and found it! I turned on the hidden folders and files view, but still can't believe that keep more stuff hidden from you. 
    Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:32 PM
  • try

    C:\Users\userName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\72JYO3GY

    the LOW is the trick


    Stuart
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:28 AM
  • Floorman67 - Content.IE5 is only one of many [as many as 116+ sub-folders and 28,834 files in those folders] of the sub-folders under C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\.  How do you see them?  You don't, and, about 3 and 1/2 hours with Microsoft's paid help desk won't get that answer for you either (Ask Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com).  If you notice, when you click on "properties" the "Hidden" box is checked and is grayed out so you can't change it.  As you work with Vista (and this is true for Windows 7 too) the amount of data builds and builds and will eventually fill your C:\ drive.  Following any of the instructions above will not revele any of the sub-folders or there files, plus using the internet option 'gear' will not clean those temporary files in those sub-folders.

    A few of the known sub-folders are:  AntiPhising; Content MSO; Content.Outlook; Low; Sqm; Virtualized (and that has 60+more subfolders and those folders have as much as 27,000 files in them); Desktop; and Downloads.  to see them manually type in: "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO (or any of the other names listed) - poof, presto, more unknown invisible folders and files under Temporary Internet Files.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files are hidden from you nad can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 12:25 AM
  • I did not.  First - wether or not you are signed in as an Admin makes no difference as to seeing any of the TIF Sub-Folder/Files.  Cna't be done.  Your right that this has something (in my opinion) to do with permissions, which I can not change.  The Properties window, TIF, only has 2 tabs, General, and Previous Versions - No Security tab to change permissions.  As fort getting into Systems folder via IE settings, I have no idea what that is and a search using Vista Help turtns up nothing for either IE Settings, or Systems Folder.  Maybe you could provide more specific information on how to get there?

    Here is what I found: 

    Content.IE5 is only one of many [as many as 116+ sub-folders and 28,834 files in those folders] of the sub-folders under C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\.  How do you see them?  You don't, and, about 3 and 1/2 hours with Microsoft's paid help desk won't get that answer for you either (Ask Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com).  If you notice, when you click on "properties" the "Hidden" box is checked and is grayed out so you can't change it.  As you work with Vista (and this is true for Windows 7 too) the amount of data builds and builds and will eventually fill your C:\ drive.  Following any of the instructions above will not revele any of the sub-folders or there files, plus using the internet option 'gear' will not clean those temporary files in those sub-folders.

    A few of the known sub-folders are:  AntiPhising; Content MSO; Content.Outlook; Low; Sqm; Virtualized (and that has 60+more subfolders and those folders have as much as 27,000 files in them); Desktop; and Downloads.  to see them manually type in: "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO (or any of the other names listed) - poof, presto, more unknown invisible folders and files under Temporary Internet Files.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files are hidden from you nad can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:31 AM
  • Exactly!!!
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:32 AM
  • Nope, infact 3 and 1/2 hours with AnsmerDesk.com's Teejay Abadilla resulted in there is no way to see all the files and sub-folders under TIF Folder.  Sheesh!!
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:34 AM
  • And once you remove that check you get zippo, zilch, nada, squat, nothing changes.  All sub-folders of TIF and files within those folders are still hidden.
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:36 AM
  • Nope it does not address, up to or more than, the 116 hidden sub-folders in TIF.  Infact it doesn't even mention them.  Shhh, you're not supposed to know they exist.
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:38 AM
  • Exactly!!
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:39 AM
  • gshort_home - Well . .  no it didn't work for you.  You only think it worked because you're, as I was until about 3 days ago, unaware Microsoft hides many Sub-Folders and Files under the Temporary Internet Files Folder that doing as you suggest above will not revel. 

    Content.IE5 is only one of many [as many as 116+ sub-folders and 28,834 files in those folders] of the sub-folders under C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\.  How do you see them?  You don't, and, about 3 and 1/2 hours with Microsoft's paid help desk won't get that answer for you either (Ask Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com).  If you notice, when you click on "properties" the "Hidden" box is checked and is grayed out so you can't change it.  As you work with Vista (and this is true for Windows 7 too) the amount of data builds and builds and will eventually fill your C:\ drive.  Following any of the instructions above will not revele any of the sub-folders or there files, plus using the internet option 'gear' will not clean those temporary files in those sub-folders.

    A few of the known sub-folders are:  AntiPhising; Content MSO; Content.Outlook; Low; Sqm; Virtualized (and that has 60+more sub-folders and those folders have as much as 27,000 files in them); Desktop; and Downloads.  To see them manually type in: "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO (or any of the other names listed) - poof, presto, more unknown invisible folders and files under Temporary Internet Files.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:46 AM
  • Actually the number of sub-folders here is dependent on the user.  I have 14 sub-folders under C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5.  None have video. Some have icons and Jpegs.  The most content I found was in: C:\Users\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Virtualized\C\Users\(Your user name)\AppData\Local\FLVService\ which contained more than 27,000 files.  Shhhh - no one is supposed to know this path exists.
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:05 AM
  • Me fi Scotland - Correct.  the only way I have found to access that Directory is to manually type it into the address bar in a Windows Explorer window.  The low floder is there, you're just not supposed to know about it.  That's where everyone hides the viruses/spyware/malware you can't find.  Microsoft provided a perfect hidding place for them, and unless you know what the names of various sub-folders are - oh well, to bad, so sad.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.  Shhhhhh!

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:11 AM
  • Because, Content.IE5 is only one of many [as many as 116+ sub-folders and 28,834 files in those folders] of the sub-folders under C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\.  How do you see them?  You don't, and, about 3 and 1/2 hours with Microsoft's paid help desk won't get that answer for you either (Ask Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com).  If you notice, when you click on "properties" the "Hidden" box is checked and is grayed out so you can't change it.  As you work with Vista (and this is true for Windows 7 too) the amount of data builds and builds and will eventually fill your C:\ drive.  Following any of the instructions above will not revele any of the sub-folders or there files, plus using the internet option 'gear' will not clean those temporary files in those sub-folders.

    A few of the known sub-folders are:  AntiPhising; Content MSO; Content.Outlook; Low; Sqm; Virtualized (and that has 60+more sub-folders and those folders have as much as 27,000 files in them); Desktop; and Downloads.  To see them manually type in: "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO (or any of the other names listed) - poof, presto, more unknown invisible folders and files under Temporary Internet Files.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows. Only the shadow knows and he's not telling.....shhhhh!!

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:18 AM
  • Whirling Wind - Do exactly what you said and when the window opens Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  I show 113 folders and 27,654 files - none of which show up in the folder called "Temporary Internet Files".

    PS  Your English is super!

    정확하게 당신이 말한대로 해하고 창이 열리면 마우스 오른쪽을 클릭 - "속성"(하단)로 이동하십시오.창이 팝업되며 해당 창의 본문에 보면 당신은 하위 폴더 및 여러분의 숨겨져되며 볼 수없는 파일의 개수가 표시됩니다. 나는 113 폴더와 27,654 파일보기 - "인터넷 임시 파일"이라는 폴더에 나타나지 없음 중.

    추신 : 당신의 영어는 대단해!

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 3:30 AM
  • Prabhakar Kasi  This is only a very small portion of what is stored there and doing what is discribed above will not get you there. 

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:21 AM
  • Because, your Tempary Internet Files Folder is filling up and clickingDelete on the "Bowsing History" under IE's Tools->Internet Options "General" Tab will not delete all the sub-folders and files in those folders.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.  That is why it is slow - it's getting full, maybe?

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:26 AM
  • mmmmm . . . chrisgannon not really.  There are lots more files and folders there.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:27 AM
  • You have manually type it in, or, follow Whriling Wind's suggestion, or, do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:30 AM
  • dreemsnake Because, evry file or sub-folder under the Temporary Internet File Folder is hidden and you can't see it.  Manually type this in the address bar: C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\  You could have as little as 4 and as many as 31 sub-folders in there.  It appears everyone's computer is a little different.  PS  Window7 is the same.
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:35 AM
  • jshaya  The short answer is NOPE.  No one can.  Not even Microsoft.  I spent 3 nad 1/2 hours with Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com and finnaly got a refund on my paid help because he could not fix it so all sub-folders and Files in those folders were visable.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:38 AM
  • ssfleming  That is only a small portion of what is there.  The folder C:\User\........\Low\Content.IE5 contains in addition to 72JYYO3GY, 0QI0M119, 4KY294ZY, 7C0UAUSK, 54DEX1FW, 73AMB3Y7 [C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\73AMB3Y7] and up 25 or more additional Sub-Folders.  How would you know what's in them?

    Content.IE5 is only one of many [as many as 116+ sub-folders and 28,834 files in those folders] of the sub-folders under C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\.  How do you see them?  You don't, and, about 3 and 1/2 hours with Microsoft's paid help desk won't get that answer for you either (Ask Teejay Abadilla at AnswerDesk.com).  If you notice, when you click on "properties" the "Hidden" box is checked and is grayed out so you can't change it.  As you work with Vista (and this is true for Windows 7 too) the amount of data builds and builds and will eventually fill your C:\ drive.  Following any of the instructions above will not revele any of the sub-folders or there files, plus using the internet option 'gear' will not clean those temporary files in those sub-folders.

    A few of the known sub-folders are:  AntiPhising; Content MSO; Content.Outlook; Low; Sqm; Virtualized (and that has 60+more sub-folders and those folders have as much as 27,000 files in them); Desktop; and Downloads.  To see them manually type in: "C:\Users\[your user name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.MSO (or any of the other names listed) - poof, presto, more unknown invisible folders and files under Temporary Internet Files.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.  Your not suppose to know.  It is a secret hidden by Microsoft, and, there Help Desk People can't help.  Shhhhhh!!

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:51 AM
  • Belive it - there is more hidden than you know . . . .
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 4:53 AM
  • Almitani NGC  Please be sure to mention that there are atleast 2 Folders named Content.IE5.  On is located at: C:\Users\"USER NAME"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5  The other is located at: C:\Users\"USER NAME"\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

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    Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:01 AM
  • Not quite  Only a few are now visable - many more are still hidden.

    If your curious and really want to know how many files and folders lurk beneath the Temporary Internet Files Folder do this: 1) Open Windows Explorer; 2) On the left side window pane, under "Folders" make sure this opened with ‘Desktop’ and Your User Name showing.  Then click on AppData; 3) Use the scroll bar - scroll down to Microsoft - click on Microsoft; 4) Again scroll down to Windows - click on Windows; 5) There you should see "Temporary Internet Files".  Right Click - go down to "Properties" (at the bottom).  A window will pop up and if you look in the body of that window you will see the number of Sub-Folders and Files that are hidden from you and can’t be seen.  What are they?  Who knows.

    Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:04 AM
  • SOLUTION:

     I had read all youre posts, because i had the same problem. I spent hours trying diffrent things. But, with youre help i managed do combine a great solution. All u have to do is this:

    Copy the entire temporary internet files into a diffrent drive (ex: D). In D drive u can see ALL youre files including Flv files, now. But if u wand to delete some of them from the C drive you will have to do it from the C drive, of course. So, look in the D drive to see where are the flv files located. Mines were in:

    D:\Temporary Internet Files\Virtualized\C\Users\notebook\AppData\Local\FLVService

    Now, as u can see, in the Temporary Internet Files is a folder well hidden named "Virtualized". All u have to do now is to acces the Temporary Internet Files folder FROM C DRIVE and in the adress bar tipe after "Temporary Internet Files" : "\Virtualized"

    Youre adress will look like this:

    C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Virtualized

    From there on u will managed to find all files u want.

    I is possible that u can find other folders beside  "virtualized" so keep looking in drive D.

    Try this and plese tell me if it works.

    Good luck all!



    • Edited by haitzuss Monday, October 15, 2012 10:15 AM
    Monday, October 15, 2012 10:06 AM