How to Locate Temporary Internet Files

Two Methods:Internet ExplorerFirefox or Chrome

Have you ever seen the cache content of your browser? All types of file such as Image, CSS, Flash and PDF, etc will be stored in the 'Temporary Internet Files'. This is also called CACHE location for your browser where browser's information is stored. So you can see the above files which are embedded in the web page and download them by saving or copying them.

Method 1
Internet Explorer

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    Open Internet Explorer. Press the "Alt" key during an open session of Internet Explorer to display the menu bar at the top of the window.
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    Click the Tools menu. Select Internet Options.
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    Click the General tab. Click on the "Settings" button under the Browsing History section.
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    Click on the "View Files" button. The Internet Explorer history will display in a separate window, pulling data from the Temporary Internet Files folder on your computer.
    • Finding the files manually. You can use the file explorer to navigate to the files on your hard drive without having to use Internet Explorer. Files are typically stored at: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
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Method 2
Firefox or Chrome

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    Open your browser.
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    Type about:cache in your browser URL bar.
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    Press Enter.
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    Review the files. They will appear in your browser window.
    • They won't always make a lot of sense in this form, but you can install an add-on to view them in a more organized way, if desired. Search for "about:cache viewer" and some options should appear.

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Categories: Internet Browsers