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    Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    (Perhaps naively?!) I let automatic updates install IE7 on my home machine.

    I then wanted to save a video clip I'd watched on-line, and looked (in Local Settings) for Temporary Internet Files to copy and save the file. But it was no longer there!

    I assume IE7 now saves this information to a different location, but I couldn't find it.

    Anyone tell me where, please?

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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    On all of my systems the IT files are at "Cocuments and Settings<font color=red>'UserName'</font color=red>Local SettingsTemporary Internet Files"

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    You can check where your TIF location is under Tools > Options.

    Are you sure it was downloaded and not streamed? - if the latter, I think you'll find it has not been downloaded...
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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    Thanks both. I'll check Tools > Options when I get home tonight.

    Not sure what the difference is between downloaded and streamed, Leif. I just have Automatic Updates enabled, and suddenly got a message saying IE7 had been downloaded (think that is what it said) and did I want to install and run it. I had done nothing to prompt this message to appear.

    Out of idle curiosity I answered "yes"!

    Neil

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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    Under IE7, the Temporary Internet Files folder is in the same location as under IE6, but it is now a hidden system folder, so in order to be able to see it, you must do the following:
    - In Windows Explorer, select Tools | Folder Options...
    - Activate the View tab.
    - Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is selected.
    - Make sure that "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)" is OFF.

    Streaming means that the video clip is not saved to the TIF folder as a file. Many video sites use streaming, so you won't be able to find their clips in TIF.

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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    If a video is download, it is stored in your TIF - typically this would be where you follow a direct link to the file itself.
    - e.g. http://www.videocompany.com/example.wmv

    If it is streamed, you are watching it 'live' as it is released by the supplier. Typically this is done to deliberately prevent copies being made if it is copyright material:
    - e.g. http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_63...stm?bw=bb&mp=wm

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    Re: Where has Temporary Internet Files gone? (IE7)

    Thanks Hans - I'm sure that is the answer, as I looked in the usual location (exactly as DaveA suggests above), and I swear it wasn't there!!

    Sorry Leif - we were at cross purposes! I thought you were questioning whether I had downloaded, or streamed, the new IE7. Doh!

    Neil

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