Location of Temporary Internet Files.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Elijah, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Elijah

    Elijah Guest

    AOL alerted me that there was a malicious file in \Temporary Internet
    Files\Content IE5\ folder that they could not delete. So i went looking for
    the file, following the path that they provided under Documents and
    Settings\Elijah\Local Settings\. To my surprise, i could not find (see) the
    folder Temporary internet Files. So I tried to create it. My computer
    advised me that it already existed. So I checked folder options and found
    that Hide System and Hidden folders was not checked.

    Question: What do I need to do to see this folder?

    Elijah Longrangingcrow
    Elijah, Aug 27, 2007
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    Don Varnau Guest

    You may have to be logged in from another user account with administrator
    privileges to see your TIF and Content.IE5 folders.

    But, clearing the Temporary Internet Files from Internet Options> General
    and checking the box to Delete offline content (if running IE6) should
    delete whatever file AOL is finding.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Aug 27, 2007
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  3. Elijah

    Smirnoff Guest

    I had this problem when I noticed that I had some bogus[1] files showing
    up in Unnecessary Files in Ad-Aware.
    Opened Win Explorer, Tools>Folder Options and chose "Show Hidden Files
    and Folders". This allowed me to see "Local Settings" but not TIF (just
    Went back to folder options and unticked "Hide protected operating
    system files". This allowed me to see TIF but NOT Content.IE5.
    Now to answer your question:
    You need to type into Win Explorer address bar - C:\Documents and
    Settings\Elijah\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 then
    click "Go".
    You will probably find that this shows a DAT file called "Index".
    That's as far as I got. I couldn't "interrogate" the index to see what
    was creating the files.
    However, best to run all and any anti-malware programs that you have
    (make sure they are all updated).
    Smirnoff, Aug 27, 2007
  4. Varies with Windows versions.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Aug 27, 2007
  5. Elijah

    Elijah Guest

    Thanks. You solved the problem. I unchecked the Hide system files and was
    able to see the Temporary Internet Files folder. You are also right. Delete
    files etc in IE cleans the whole lot out.

    Again thanks.
    Elijah Longrangingcrow

    Elijah, Aug 27, 2007
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