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.wma files appears as .dat files in Temporary Internet Files folder

Q: .wma files appears as .dat files in Temporary Internet Files folder


I am running IE8 on Windows 7 (Home Premium 64bit). My Temporary Internet Files folder is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5. I have enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders and removed the tick for Hide Protected Operating System files.

I've noticed that streamed .wma file appeared as .dat file in the temporary internet folder. I've tried copying it to the desktop and changed the extension to .wma but it will not play at all. I have the same problem in another laptop running Windows Vista. In Windows XP platform, I have no problem retrieving the streamed files as they are saved in the original file format (i.e. .mp3 or .wma) in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Please advise.

Thank you & regards

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A: .wma files appears as .dat files in Temporary Internet Files folder

I'm have difficulty understanding the real problem since I have always set my browsers to delete at the end of a session, I use CCleaner to delete junk (read stuff in the temp folder).

In any case, you can help us by updating your system specs.


User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
in left-hand column, under Your Profile, Edit System Spec |

Use Speccy - System Information - Free Download
and/or SIW to gather info for filling in the blanks.

Do me a favor and add the word laptop or desktop to the ?system manufacturer? block.

Use the ?Other Info? block for Optical Reader, Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.

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I am running IE8 on Windows 7 (Home Premium 64bit). My Temporary Internet Files folder is C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5. I have enabled Show Hidden Files and Folders and removed the tick for Hide Protected Operating System files.

I've noticed that streamed .wma file appeared as .dat file in the temporary internet folder. I've tried copying it to the desktop and change the extension to .wma but it will not play at all. I have the same problem in another laptop running Windows Vista. In Windows XP platform, I have no problem retrieving the streamed files as they are saved in the original file format (i.e. .mp3 or .wma) in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

Please advise.

Thank you & regards

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Hello! Thanks for looking into this thread.

To make a long story short, I have a new HDD with not much on it, and I have an old HDD with all my other stuff on it. :)

Some of that stuff is located in the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder. Game saves on online gaming sites such as Armorgames.com etc.

It allowed me to copy from the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder onto a USB easily and without trouble. Whereas when I put my USB on the other computer, and try to copy them onto the Temp Internet Files folder of my new HDD, it just does not give me the option to.

I've looked into this a bit, and have discovered that there is no physical folder. I've gone to where I am supposed to, the Document Settings -> Local Settings ect. and it's not there. I guess that's the technical reason why it won't let me copy files to there, because there is no physical folder.

What I am asking is: Is there a way to copy files 'TO' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder?

I emphasise the 'TO' as I've only seen information on google in regards to copying files 'FROM' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder.

I hope you folks can help me out on this one. :)



A:Copy files 'TO' the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder


It is not that easy as IE stores TEMP file is multiple locations.

They could be stored in user temp files or in SYS files

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I have mistakenly deleted all the files and folders included in my "Temorary Internet Files" folder, including "Content.IE5" and "OLKD7" folders. I am now unable to download attachments from Hotmail. I have tried to add these folders from another user on this machine however the folder is restricted. My OS is XP Prof. SP2 & IE 6. Any ideas?

A:Deleted all files and folders from "Temporary Internet Files" folder

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Through IE Properties, the "Temporary Internet Files" folder cannot be emptied, neither by going directly to the folder.
It says "No Objects" although the properties from the folder show 10.000 objects and 600 MB size!!!

What could be the reason?

A:Files of "Temporary Internet Files" folder cannot be deleted


try to right click on it and press cut the delete

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This folder is empty and does not fill even when I have browsed around for a while. Whats going on?

A:No files in Temporary internet folder

Sure you're looking at the correct Temporary Internet Files folder?
In Internet Explorer go to Tools => Internet Options => General tab and check the 'Current Location' and then click on 'View Files'.

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I looked in the IE "view files" button, and it showed a whole lot of things in the "file attribute: hidden" that I didn't expect to find. I went in through the disc cleanup to get rid of cookies and such, but it didn't seem to clear them out. Your thoughts?

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i accidently deleted my temporary internet files folder - now i can not connect to the internet - what can i do to fix this problem?

A:Temporary Internet Files Folder

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This has been happening for some time now,.....when i go to youtube or matacafe or some other video site and load a video , i usually go to the temporary internet folder to convert these video files and store it in my pc so i can watch again. But lately i can only see a few of the video files in the folder and i dont understand why.
does any one know whats the problem and what i can do about it??

A:youtube files not in temporary internet folder....

Hello Michael Y and welcome to TSF

I dont think they save to the temp files anymore I think they just get deleted for copyright laws.

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For weeks I have been puzzled by new Temporary Internet Files, Cookies and History folders constantly reappearing in my Windows XP Local Settings/Temp folder.
My normal TIF etc folders are still functioning normally in Local Settings. So no harm is being done but it's been annoying the hell out of me.
Today, quite by chance, I've discovered that the culprit is Adobe Reader X. 10.1.2. The act of simply opening Reader myself immediately creates these TIF folders within my temp folder. As well, of course, as every time I download and open pdf files.

I say immediately but it does take about 15 seconds after Reader opens on the screen before the TIF folders appear in the temp folder.
Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can go about resolving it?

(I've also asked this in the Adobe forums, had 100 views but as yet no replies!)

Many thanks.

A:New Temporary Internet Files folder being created.

I'd not worry about. It sounds like the adobe reader is just creating temp files to be able to access them quicker. I'd bet that when you have adobe reader and the files open, you cannot delete the files, but once all are closed, you can delete them no issues.

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Windows XP media Center seems to be completely hiding folders from me. When I untick "Hide protected operating system files and folders" then right click properties my Temporary internet file folder, it says there's 71 folders within it. I can't see ANY of these folders in my browser. If I boot up my other OS (Win XP 64 bit) I can view these folders just fine. Furthermore, within media center edition, I can access Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 if I type it in manually, and can see 68 folders within.
Now, why would Media center be hiding Content.IE5 when supposedly I have display EVERYTHING turned on? I fear a malicious program may be doing this. An OS reinstall isn't a big deal for me, but I'd rather not.

A:Temporary Internet Files Folder Oddity

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i'm having this issue when i'm streaming an hd movie the space in drive C: reduces.
since i have only 2GB free it takes up all the space.

how can i change the directory where firefox keep the temp files/cache?

A:Firefox temporary internet files folder...

I haven't tryed this,but found on the Internet. Try it:

type about:config into the firefox navigation bar and hit enter
find the browser.cache.disk.parent_directory, if it doesn't exist right click anywhere and select NEW, then STRING. Enter browser.cache.disk.parent_directory in the first popup box and then the location in the 2nd popup box e.g. k:\tempintfiles. If the entry already existed simply right click on it and select MODIFY and enter your new directory path.

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I'm running Vista on a Dell with a 72GB hard drive. I'd like to know how to remove the Temporary Internet files and folders that are taking up over 21 GB of my hard drive. They can be found under C:\Documents and Settings\George Roberts\Local Settings\Temporary Internet files. There are over 855,000 files and 2,345 folders. There is also 559MB under the Temp folder. Windows Explorer will not let me delete or rename the folder because the Temporary Internet Files folder is a required hidden "Windows" folder. Any suggestions? Thanks, George Robertse-mail {Removed to prevent Spam bot attacks~~boopme

A:Deleteing Temporary Internet Files Folder

Hello try safely removing them with TFC by OTPlease download TFC by Old Timer and save it to your desktop. alternate download linkSave any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser! Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista, right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator. Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion. Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.

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Hello all,I think this is a pretty simple answer. I have been looking over the internet but haven't not found a solid solution. I have a subscription to Bitdefender 2009 Antivirus. After a scan it tells me that the following are password protected files. I just want to delete them! Whats the best way to do this?After reading around, I tried to use ATF Cleaner and Ccleaner. After I used those programs I ran the full system scan again and the files are still found. I even tried to allow myself to see them through the folder options. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help!<AffectedItem index="0" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]CmnIds.vbs" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="1" itemType ="File" path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YMYTAQUN\valert[1].ui=]images/arrow_right.gif" threatType="virus" threatName="Password-protected" action="none" finalStatus= "not scanned" error= "no action possible"/> <AffectedItem index="... Read more

A:Trying to remove some hidden password protected files from 'Temporary Internet Files'

As the above log is from a Bit Defender scan, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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OS: Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 3000 Desktop computer

There is a Temporary Internet Files folder literally STUCK on my desktop. There was another listed under My Documents > When I tried to delete that one, it deleted. So then I tried to move the folder on the desktop to My Documents with no success. "Access Denied", or "In use by another user or program. Close all programs and try again." I tried to "Send" the folder to another location on the computer with no success. Also tried deleting it and cutting and pasting it some where else, that also did not work.

Temporary Internet Files folder's properties:

General Tab > Attributes: Read only box is checked and grayed out.

Any suggestions. Could not find anything in the past when Googling this problem.

A:Temporary Internet Files folder Stuck on Desktop

Have you tried last known configuration or system restore?

To start your computer by using the Last Known Good Configuration feature, follow these steps:
Start your computer.
When you see the "Please select the operating system to start" message, press the F8 key.
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked), and then press ENTER.
If you are running other operating systems on your computer, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP, and then press ENTER.

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Hey guys,

There was a setting that you could do which would allow you to view your Temporary Internet Folder like you would in XP, with everything in it, instead of being seperated into Content.IE5 folders.

I did it before...but I had to do a repair install....and now I can't remember how I changed that setting!

Could anybody help?


I Solved it and forgot to post the solution lol sorry

Internet Options -> Security -> Uncheck 'Unable Protected Mode'


A:IE8 Windows 7 - viewing Temporary Internet Files Folder

Note: It didn't involve switching off UAC, which is a dangerous thing and it's not that irritating in Windows 7 anyway

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using win98se/633intel/256mem(updated from 64)
temporary internet files folder
"amount of disk space to use"

About tweaking the above,any suggestions? pcpitstop
recommended up to 80 MB. Any other advice? my hard
drive is seldom more than 60% used.

Also,should i let 'windows manage my memory'(ie virtual memory)

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Hi Guys.

I regularly empty my Temporary Internet Files folder - -Or I thought I did.

When I click on the box in "tools/internet Options/delete temporary files", it always says "deleting files" and it certainly looks empty afterwards, but then today I right clicked on the temp internet file and clicked on properties, and it says it contains 30,000 files, and it is 1.2 GB in size. So what are these files, why can't I see them, can I delete them, and how do I delete them?

Thanks guys

A:removing hidden files from Temporary Internet Folder

Come on guys, surely someone out there has an answer?


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I would like to be able to view the various temporary internet file folders like I used to with my previous version of Windows. Can anyone tell me how I can do this. I have tried using: C:> Users\My Directory\AppData\local\Micrososft. According to my antivirus scan tool, the temporary internet files are located within the Microsoft directory but when I try to access that directory it's not there.

A:Viewing Contents of Temporary Internet Files folder

They're hidden by default.

Where is located the Temporary Internet Files folder?

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Hi i am running Windows 7 64-bit home edition and regularly clean out my cookies, temp folders from the tools button in firefox, i recently got UniBlue and did a scan and it read over 6,000 files in this folder "C:\Users\Kyle\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\" however when i go to my windows explorer and look for this file, i am cut off at ...\Microsoft\Windows\. There are 12 folders available for me to look through yet looking at the properties tab of \Windows\ shows over 120 folders in \Windows\ and most bugs like to hide in temporary internet files. Does anyone know how to unlock that file so i can do it myself?

No, clocking delete internet history,cookies, and recent files does NOT work in firefox or IE

A:Cannot open Temporary Internet Files Folder in AppData

Run Treesize Free -- see what it finds in the ...\low folder.

You should see \Content.IE5 folders (related to IE) + \AntiPhishing and possibly some temp files.


Regards. . .



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A friend is running Microsoft Security Essentials on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium Edition system. MSE detected an infected file in c:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\{some string}\index[1].htm

I went into Windows Explorer and disabled the hiding of hidden files and the hiding of system folders. I then navigated to c:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\MIcrosoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files and found there was no "Low" folder. I saw other files in the folder but no "Low" folder.

Why am I not able to see that folder?



A:Solved: Question about the Temporary Internet Files folder

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hi, i was cleaning a friend machine while i found her msn generated a bunch of gateway.dll files, like 10 or 20 per 5 secs

this happens while msn is opened

i removed msn, cleaned the machine with adware, avg and spybot, and it looked clean

also cleaned some msn registry entries with hijack

but when instaled a new clean msn and opened it those temp files started reproducing over again

so... i did a very stupid thing, i opened my own msn account on her computer (thinkin it could be her account linked to some service what was doing that, like mobile phone or whatever) and it did happen again ... more dlls

and when i opened my account on my clean machine ... got dll files on my machine too now... so cant open msn on my pc now and im afraid to open my account (sure this will happen wherever i use my or her account)...


post her log here

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:48:59 p.m., on 22/09/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Archivos de programa\VERITAS\B... Read more

A:multiple gateway.dll files in temporary internet files while using msn

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My laptop use internet explorer 8. Recently, IE8 haven't saved images file in Internet Temporary folder, it saved only cookies, password. So I cannot access offline wed pages in History tab. help me!

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I'm using XP-sp2 plus IE7 and I clean out my temporary internet files and cookies using Webroot's Window Washer (version 6). After a 'wash' I've noticed that while most files are gone from my temporary internet files folder some are still left and there seems to be nothing I can do to delete them. If I try a delete command, nothing seems to happen (e.g. no error messages) and the files remain where they are. Some of the files have a suffix .gif and a couple are named as cookies and end in .txt. Also, some have a date under the column 'Expires'. Any idea why I can't delete these files and what does an 'Expires' date mean?

I can't say for sure that that this is a recent problem but I didn't notice anything like this under IE6 and Window Washer version 5, both of which I was using until a few weeks ago.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Regards from Tony.

A:Solved: Can't delete files/cookies in temporary internet folder

ie7 is not compatable to many cleaners yet,the cleaners will probably update as time goes on,new version of ccleaner now cleans ie7 temp folder,i just create a short cut to desktop to internet options and clean this way usually

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Using windows98se

i understand the benefits of the internet options called HISTORY and TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES.....such as Tempoary internet files reduces reloading of websites.

this is my computer but i allow other people to use it. but i usually have to erase history and delete temporary internet files first.

to avoid the mundune routine of erasing history and internet files 3 times a day,is it possible i can actually just delete these folders?

and if yes,can i restore them later if i want even if i have to reinstall windows98?

A:Getting rid of HISTORY and TEMPORARY INTERNET FILES OPTIONS i.e. deleting the folder

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My computer wont let me delete my Temporary Internet File folder. Reason why I want to delete it is that the file is holding 30gb of data. The folder is in:

c://Users/V05/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary Internet Files

I've tried Unlocker and file assassin and it doesnt work. The files that it contains are cookies in which I have never seen before. I believe I have a virus because it seems as the cookie files in which are in there are video cookies and once in a long time adds play in the background of my screen.

What can i do?

A:Trying to Delete Temporary Internet Folder Files Wont work

Use Ccleaner to delete the files.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Install and run Microsoft Security Essentials.


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In Xp after browsing I could go to Internet Explorer Temp folder and sometimes find files to save
Favicons, video clips and music.
Good stuff lol

However now in Vista there does not seem to be anything there I recognise
Are they just not saved anymore?

As before I go to - Internet Explorer, click Tools, Internet Options. Under Browsing History, click Settings. Under Current Location, click View Files.
But never any icons or video clips or music to save in there anymore

A:Vista - why can't I find files I want in temporary internet folder anymore?

Go to folder options, view tab, tick "show hidden files and folders", hit OK.

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I am new to Windows 7 and have just purchased a new computer and am currently trying to set it up to my requirements. Being a novice to Windows 7 and IE8, I may be overlooking the obvious, so any help will be appreciated.

With IE8 and Windows 7 (64 bit), I would like to change the default location of the Temporary Internet Files folder. My drive C: is an SSD and I only want this for main program storage and another larger drive (F for general working data storage.

I have tried the following to change the default folder path for Temporary Internet Files in IE8:

Step 1. Launch the IE8 web browser.

Step 2. A list of menus is displayed on the top right hand corner of the window. Click Tools.

Step 3. A dropdown menu will appear. At the bottom of it, click Internet Options.

Step 4. In the Internet Options window that appears, in the Browsing history section, click Settings.

Step 5. A new window called Temporary Internet Files and History Settings will appear. Under Current location: you will notice the default path to the Temporary Internet Files folder. To change it click Move Folder.

Step 6. Select the new folder path -> when you?re done click OK.
(I have created a mirror path of the original storage location on the different drive, ie from C:\Users\[name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files to F:\Users\[name]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files)

Step 7. In the Temporary Internet Files and History Settings window clic... Read more

A:IE8 Changing Default Folder Path for Temporary Internet Files

I haven't done it myself, but shouldn't there be a step 8...Reboot. Just a thought.

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Hi, I originally asked this on MS Answers and they recommended I cross post here. 
I have drive write restrictions enabled (via gpedit) on a publicly used PC to prevent clutter and users losing files. For most applications, I have moved temporary folder locations to a flash disk.

When I moved IE11's temporary folder and re-enabled the write restriction, upon login there is no destination temporary internet files folder. The disk space to use counter is at 0 and the current location field is empty (under the
gear, Internet Options -> General -> Browsing History -> Settings -> Temporary Internet Files -> Current Location and Disk Space to Use).

I also tried to move it back to a folder on the C: drive, and got the same result (empty location field). Ditto when telling IE to restore to original settings. 

What is happening here/ how can I solve this? Given the write restrictions, users prefer to use cloud storage systems, and these seem to require temporary storage to load.


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Hi Folks. I've been wading through all the threads associated with my problem - at least I think I have - but I don't see an answer, so I am going to start this new thread and risk the slings and arrows of the more perspicacious.
This little issue has followed me from XP to 7 and is actually more of a curiosity than a problem:
I check the Empty temporary internet files folder when browser is closed in the advanced section of internet options but it doesn?t work and never has. Does anyone know why?
I can easily do it manually but it annoys me that it doesn't work.

A:Faulty 'empty temporary internet files folder when browser is closed'

Have a read here.

Empty Temporary Internet Files Folder when brower is close does not work in windows 7 X64

Hope it is of help to you.

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There are many files listed in this folder. I am unable to delete them. When I go to this directory in safe mode command prompt there are no files. I even used dir /A:H to included hidden files and there are none. But I can still see them in Windows XP PRO. I have Norton 360 and it did not find any viruses. Went I try to delete them windows gives no errors. Some of the files even have the same name and extension. Is there a cache or a temp file I need to delete first?

A:Can't delete files from Temporary Internet Files in XP Pro

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I hope that someone can help me with my problem. I a lower-intermediate on a computer.

I have my tower pc on constant all day- to record a streaming IP Camera from my work.
Initially, I saved these files into my docutments- which they would save as .avi files, and after every several days I would delete them as they would take up ALOT of space on my pc.

My pc is 250GB in size, and usually it would be about 80GB full before I had the IP Camera.

Just recently, I noticed all of the IP Camera avi files seemed to have disappeared from my documents if I went directly to the folder... BUT I could still see them in documents when I was choosing a location to save the recordings.
Upon right-clicking the avi files in the latter, the files would be of no size and wouldn't play.

Now my computer is 210GB full in the matter of a week.

After a while of fiddling about trying to find if the files were 'hidden' or somewhere else, and my techy friend had a look as well, we have found that it is the 'Temporary Internet Files' folder that is 118GB in size, but when I open the folder, there is Nothing in there.

Please help!!!

A:Temp Internet files folder is 118GB full, but no files???

Cleaning up temp. files is no problem. Use this for starters.
Disk Cleanup : Extended
Ccleaner is another little program that can do that. I recommend not using the registry part of Ccleaner. TFC bYy Old Timer is another good little program that works for such things. After your temps are clean reboot.
What would bother me the most is how did these files get put some where I didn't put them. I would run from the cmd. prompt/admin sfc /scannow. If System File Checker finds problems run it 3 times booting after each time.
What security do you have on your computer and have you run scans?
Please fill in your System Specs.

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I am a beginner and I need to find: Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows Explorer: Can anyone explain the step by step procedure to do so.

A:Solved: Solved: Find: Temporary Internet Files folder in Windows Explorer

Temporary Internet Files are located within the users's profiles, such as:

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

Each user has its own files.

Open Internet Explorer. Select Tools, then Internet Options. Under Temporary Internet Files click on Settings, then View Files.

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When I right click on start, explore, then scroll down to "Temporary Internet Files", then click on the + sign I always have "Contents of IE 5",which I think is normal, but occasionally there is another + sign that has up to 5 folders, for example " YRKV0NYN". What are these files and should I be concerned that they are some sort of spy ware or somthing? They do go away when I empty my cache or maually delete them, but every time I open IE 5 and surf they reappear.
Any insight would be great. Thanks


A:Subfolders under "Temporary Internet Files" folder.

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This computer has only one account so that I can start it up or restart it and walk out of the room and it is ready when I get back.
I have lost my Temporary Internet Files folder, i.e.
C:\Documents and Settings\name\Local Settings\"folder should be here"

For some reason the folder moved to inside the Temp file and when I tried to move the folder back where it belonged it just disappeared. I searched ?Temporary Internet Files? and all the other folders are empty and not used.

Everything works fine, except when I try to download a program like Opera that puts a install file in the Temporary Internet Files folder windows gives me an error telling me to find where the install file is. Thus I cannot update or get programs like Opera that use this method of installing on the computer. Searching for these install files shows that they are not on the computer.

How can I get my Temporary Internet Files folder back?

A:Lost "Temporary Internet Files" folder

Correction...please forgive my ignorance but there is two problems here that I found at the same time and in my flustration combined.

1) The Temporary Internet Files folder does not show any more. I found it in the Temp folder and tried to move it with two copies of My Computer (Windows Key+E) whereupon it promptly disappeared. It must be there although it does not show as I can empty it and everything works.

2) Any program that has an install file will no longer work on this computer. I get a error showing me that the file should be in the Temp folder. A search will not find the install file anywhere.
I will start a new thread on this in the future.

Sorry about the newbe mistake, please forgive me.

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I need to know how to empty the "Temporary Internet Files" folder. Windows XP won't let me delete it and when I go into the folder, its empty, but when I check its properties, its more than 7GB in size which is taking up a lot of disk space. I really need to empty this folder, but I do not know how as it's not showing any contents in it. I even unhide the contents of this folder but it shows nothing in it. Please help!

A:How to empty "Temporary Internet Files" folder

Well, one way you can do it, is to go to Tools -> Options in your IE browser, and click on delete files under the Temporary Internet Files.

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I have located this folder and files in my C:Temp Directory(Normally C:Windows/temp).
CompatTelemetryLogs with
AppAndDeviceInventory.log right next to it.
and the following inside the folder.
Folder = "IMG" lots of little image files of all my software
Folder = "Resources" with nothing in it.

Not sure about all of these but I did a search for this one: "TelemetryTransform.xsl" and one entry was this below(except I do not have any office program installed form MS, I use Open Office) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219431%28v=office.15%29.aspx

And this one: "Windows_TelemetryData.xml"

I am not attempting to install windows 8? at all so why this is coming up is beyond me I am using Win7 64 Pro and... Read more

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When I download a document from the net I select the folder where I want to store the file but Vista puts the file in a "Temporary" folder. I then have to migrate to the folder & copy it to the place where I originally wanted to store the file in the first place. Does anyone have an answer to this frustrating occurrence? Thanks so much.

A:download files to temporary folder

See where are downloaded documents saved. It should work if you follow this procedure carefully
Downloading files from the Internet: frequently asked questions

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I am new to burning pictures from my computer to a cd. After successfully burning 2 cd's, on the 3rd attempt, the message exceeds set limit came up. I think I should click delete temporary files, but if I do will the pictures in this file be lost or will they go back to their original location so I can start over with the acceptable limit?

A:Are files lost when I choose delete temporary files before burning cd

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
How exactly are you adding these images to cd ?
The usual operation is copy and paste or select all of the images and click on burn and choose your burn type data or dvd,
Another option is to use a third party burning utility,

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I have a system with 32gb DDR3-2400, a 256GB SSD and a couple of spinners. I have set up 4gb of the RAM to be used as another RAMdisk using the softperfect software. This problem has been going on for some time, but has been more of a problem since I started using the RAMdisk. Not because the RAMdisk itself isn't working well, because the stuff that is stored there keeps getting reset.

I have pretty much identified that when updates are installed through windows update (either from Microsoft update or from my WSUS server), the following are reset to defaults

1. Pagefile is automatically managed and stored on the C: drive and is set to 32gb
2. The TEMP and TMP environment variables are reset to the C:\users default location
3. The temporary Internet Files location is reset to the default C:\users... location

There may be others that I have not discovered.

I have manually set my swap file to 1024/2048 on the D:\ drive (a spinner), on the belief that it should rarely if ever be needed with a system equipped with 32GB of RAM. I'm certainly not inclined to waste 32GB of space on my SSD for an unused object.

I have placed the TMP/TEMP files, cookies and Temporary Internet files on the RAMdisk to squeeze a little extra performance out of the system. (Yes, I know, I'm not really getting much benefit).

Photoshop and a few other programs also use the RAMdisk as a scratch disk, and were the main reason I set it up in the first place.

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A:Pagefile, Temporary Int Files, Temp files reset after update

Sounds like the ramdisk is not saving or updating its contents? Try another brand liek Dataram, works great for me.

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I have read in some places that a good thing to do when cleaning up a computer is to delete the files from the windows temp folder. (running xp home) The instructions I read said to go to Start>my computer>disc c>windows. At that point the computer says that the files in that folder are very important for operating system and should not be altered. The instructions I read said to continue on into the windows folder and go to the folder named "temp" at that point open the windows temp folder and delete the files within. The individual was not talking about the "temporary internet files" folder, but rather the above mentioned file named simply "temp" and found in the "windows" folder. Says that this will help in making computer run faster.
I have been afraid to actually do it as I've not heard much about it and don't want to mess up. I regularly run disc cleanup and scandisc and defrag, as well as malware scans. Tried browsing the forums here for info on the windows temp folder but could not find any. Any thoughts on this subject? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

A:Deleting Files In Windows Temporary Folder

Hi monkeydog, when you run a disc clean up that is what it cleans up your temp folder, along with a few other things. But by the looks of it you are keeping your PC in good health. PLEASE be careful about using 3rd party software to clean up your pc as if you do not know what you are deleting or how it is used SERIOUS DAMAGE TO YOUR SYSTEM may occur.

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I understand that all files in a temporary folder with extension .tmp can be safely deleted (the system will recreate them if necessary)
But about files in a temporary folder with other extensions like .exe, ini, inf etc?

A:Which files in a temporary folder cannot be safely deleted?

Yes, you can delete all temp files.  Try Temp File Cleaner, you'll like it.

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Hello there,

Since I love security subject, Im always searching in ways to don't get infected and I love to use the best suites out there.

I've been using MSE for low resources because I was a Kaspersky user since 2008 and I don't like it anymore because I have 4GB computer and it slows down a litle bit. So I installed MSE to search for another great security software and been using it since last year.

Yesterday I got an issue (Don't know if it's a virus). I went to my %temp% folder and there was 2 files called "Adm017" and "Adm018" both without file extension so I open it with Notepad++
They contained the actual date and hour on that moment. Very weird.
I've been using Windows 7 for some years and never got that temporary files...
Also, when I selected the %temp% files to delete my computer automatically unselected them (like: you shall not delete me! Lol).

I made a search on Google but could not find anything to help me.

So I installed Spybot, AdmCleaner and Bitdefender (Im still using and I love it) and Malwarebytes which I was already using it. I runt then on Windows SafeMode.

Can you guys explain me what this is? These temp files?

Thank you

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I installed this application to use the "website to pdf" function, however it takes hugeeeee disk space to create (like 4gb to end up in a 16mb pdf..!!) and i don't have too many gb left on c: drive. I searched the option to change temp folder location but didn't find anything. Same for google search, no results. Isn't there a way?


A:Acrobat 11 : Change temporary files folder/drive?


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Hello. I recently reformatted my two internal harddrives and put some drivers and all my stuff on my external drive before hand.
After i had reformatted i copyed the drivers and programs to my desktop and proceeded to install them. Later once windows updates had started installing and restarting my comp repeatedly, i started to notice that it was extracting to g:/(long line of letters & numbers) while the install was running.
So i opened my external harddrive(G:) and saw it was creating folders each time named like: 'd5f9438bcbc14ae3c6ee6f46c546'.
After it finishes the folder disappears again.

I find it odd and am wondering if somehow my comp is using my external harddrive to transfer files around - which would probably make it super slow right?
I only really use this drive to back things up and i do it manually(copy+paste) each time.

My computer specs are:
CPU: Intel core 2 duo e6300 @ 2.4GHz stock speed.
Motherboard: P5N32-E SLI PLUS.
Graphics card: Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
Sound card: Auzentech Prelude.
Ram: Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator, PC2-8500 (1066MHz).
Harddrive: Seagate baracuda 320mb; Maxtor 250 GB 7,200rpm DiamondMax 10; WD My Book 1TB.
CD/DVD drives: LG GGC-H20L Super Multi Blue Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD-Rom; LG-GH22NS30 22x Super multi.
Operating System: Windows XP Home SP2 and now installed SP3 from update.
Bios version: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG

A:Windows thinks my backup drive is a temporary files folder

That's normal, Windows will use the drive with the most amount of free space to extract files to when installing updates, doesn't matter if it's internal or external. If you unplug the external it will use the internal drive instead. I think it sometimes excludes the drive you are installing onto, so it might not always use the drive with the most space.

Unless it's an eSATA drive, it will slow things down, and if you use it only for backup, you might as well turn it off/disconnect it except when actually using it. Not only will it prolong it's life, but will resuce the chance of files on it being accidentally deleted, or infected should you get malware on the PC.

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This is a major annoyance. Every time windows starts the folder C:\Program Files\Common appears. I'm running XP pro and have checked the registry keys HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run for the folder and the startup programs under system information and found nothing. The only thing in the common folder is another folder called Bin. Any ideas


A:C:\Program Files\Bin folder appears on reboot

Try booting without running any startup programs, does the folder still appear at startup?

Start>Run, key in msconfig and when it opens select "Selective Startup" and unselect "Load Startup Items". Click on Apply and follow the prompts to restart.

Let us know what happens

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