?
Solved

where is temporary pdf stored?

Posted on 2010-11-11
4
Medium Priority
?
2,415 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
When I open a pdf file through a web link, such as http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/School-party-scope-06.pdf, is this pdf stored on my hard drive in a temp folder, and where? I'd like to refer to that file in excel vba but skip the "pdf save onto hard drive" step. I use IE 7 & Windows XP Professional.
0
Comment
Question by:kittenwhisky
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:BobintheNoc
ID: 34116118
If opened from an IE browser session, the temp file is typically stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder(s).  I've never identified a naming convention for these files though, I don't know how you'd systematically be able to link to it.

C:\documents and settings\username\local settings\temporary internet files\  and then a series of subfolders.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
BCipollone earned 1000 total points
ID: 34116120
In IE goto tools>Internet options>BrowserHistory
> Settings > View Files
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:kittenwhisky
ID: 34116359
When I open IE's temp folder, it does not hold any pdf files, only other file types. I was thinking that maybe Adobe has its own temp file folder ?
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:kittenwhisky
ID: 34116392
Pls ignore my previous comment, the pdf is contained in the IE's temp fodler. I was looking at the most recent date stamps in the temp folder, and could not see any pdf's. Turns out the date stamp does not correspond to the download date, but the document creation date, so the pdf turned up much further down the list than I expected. Thanks for your help!
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this post we will be converting StringData saved within a text file into a hash table. This can be further used in a PowerShell script for replacing settings that are dynamic in nature from environment to environment.
This article provides a convenient collection of links to Microsoft provided Security Patches for operating systems that have reached their End of Life support cycle. Included operating systems covered by this article are Windows XP,  Windows Server…
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch your Bookmark Menu: Press 'Ctrl +…
Suggested Courses

741 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question