Temporary downloads in Internet Explorer

Posted on 2014-01-07
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Last Modified: 2014-01-13
When you download a file from the Internet and select 'Open' instead of 'Save', is that file actually being save in a temporary location somewhere? If so, where is that location? I'm using Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 7 Pro.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:Broadsound
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ID: 39762051
Please take a look here:

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files .

In case you wish to move it to another location, you could open Internet Explorer and:
go to Tools > Internet Options > Browsing History > Settings > Move Folder.
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Manjunath Sullad earned 1500 total points
ID: 39762108
These files will be in below path

C:\Users\User name \AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SOJI9NV9

Content.IE5\SOJI9NV9 - These folder names may vary
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Expert Comment

ID: 39762461
Go to Tools > Internet Options > Browsing History > Settings and see what settings is there for your IE. Open that folder and search beneath latest folder there.

I personally do not use IE, but do prefer Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. I specially support Chrome for its nice and light weight functionality. It has got inbuilt flash player so no need to install seperate one. Also it has got a default folder even if you open the file, it goes to default folder (Not any sub folder / junk folder as per IE)

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by:Amit Khilnaney
ID: 39763128
It is actually stored in C:\Users\(user-name)\Downloads

But you can change the default location as per your preference as detailed at location below



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