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    IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    I recently moved to the UK and used the opportunity to clean files. I deleted most of the Temp Internet Files under my user local settings. I am running XP. I later ran a McAfee virus scan and notice a huge number of files being scanned in the Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files. I could not catch the full path as the scan was conducted, but they all appeared to be under IE5.CONTENT and under subfolders of random letters. I tried to display hidden files, but I cannot seem to see these at all when I look in the Temporary Internet Files. Where are these files and how can I display them? Thanks in Advance for your help!

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    Re: IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    Each account will have these temp folders and files. They are listed under the ocuments and Settings" folder.

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    Re: IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    Thanks for your quick response, but I can tell from the Virus search that the files are in Cocuments and SettingsUser1Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files and it appears to then be IE5.CONTENT and then the random letter folders. Yet when I look in theTemporary Internet Files folder in this path, there are no folders just cookies and HTML, XML, PL Files etc.. When I ran Winows95 I recall these files being displayed and cleaned them out on occasion. I just can't find them in XP.

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    Re: IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    They should be in Documents & Setings | Administrator | Local Settings | Temporary Internet Files | Content IE5.

    As with any temp files, you can delete them.

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    Re: IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 24-Jan-04 17:50. Another note...)</P>When you look at the TIF folder in Windows Explorer for the currently logged in user, Windows hides from you all the detail and simply shows various contents. However, if you are an administrator on the machine and you look at the TIF folder of another user (and you have Windows Explorer set to show you hidden files and folders), then you should see the Content.IE5 folder and its subfolders. I was able to delete these items for an unused identity, log off, log on as that identity, and it seemed to work fine. (There was something very odd on the desktop, but since I haven't logged in under that name for 8 months, who knows what various installers have done to it during that time?) Anyway, if you can't get this display, perhaps it's an XP Home/XP Pro thing, but I think you should be able to get it. You also can access this folder using the cmd.exe command window, but those are some long paths to be typing. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

    Added: If you want to delete your own TIF files, Windows makes this difficult because index.dat remains "in use." If you search this board for index.dat there are threads regarding how to delete it from a command prompt in safe mode or something like that (I don't remember exactly).
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    Re: IE5.CONTENT (IE6)

    Thanks for the help! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> This was exactly my problem. Although User1 was an administrator, while I was on as User1 when I click on the TIP folder there were no sub folders just the various files and no Index.dat folder. When I created a new administarator I could access User1 TIP folder and see and IE5.CONTENT folder and within that the various alpha folders and the index.dat folder. I would never have figured this out! I'm not at all certain why it works this way, but I can find the files now.

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