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PDF File Viewed Through IE, Stored Temporarily, Need to Find it

Hi Guys,

Just need some assistance with a PDF issue I'm having. I viewed it through 'Open' in IE (as opposed to 'Save') and then exited it. I can no longer get this document from the source and was attempting to find the temporarily stored document on my PC.

I have checked in all the obvious places (History, searched Temporary Internet Files for PDFs) and was wondering if someone could outline the life of a temporarily stored document (such as the places it gets stored, how long by default till it is cleared, any tricks like the possibility of a file being renamed or the file extension being 'stripped', or any other helpful info) so I can get an idea of how long it would have been stored for and whether I can still recover it.

Thanks!
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unlocktechnology
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MotoCrazyCommented:
Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, Internet Options, in the Temporary Internet Files section click Settings. A new window will open. Click the button View Files, and you should see your PDF if it has not been purged yet.
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johnb6767Commented:
Go to My computer, and enter this in the address bar....

%userprofile%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

Then hit CTRL-F, and search for *.pdf

Make sure to se the advanced options, for hidden and system files.....
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unlocktechnologyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help so far, but I have tried both of these suggestions and had no success finding the file. I've searched the entire PC for files with a .PDF extension, and have not been able to find the document I'm looking for. Does anyone have any other ideas?
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MotoCrazyCommented:
If you cannot find it the way I suggested, it has been erased. Either it has been too long, your temp files have gotten too large, or you have IE set to delete temp files when IE exits.
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Ramond81Commented:
Go to this location: C:\InetTemp and view in "details" and look for file named Adobe Acrobat Document.
It should be there.
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