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SF
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: missing Temporary Internet Files folder
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Hi,

I need to recover and attachement file that usally save under C:\Documents
and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\!OLBK1

under the C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\ I cannot see
the Temporary Internet Files folder even I check Show hiden files and folder

When trying to create Temporary Internet Files folder, I receive message
that this folder already exist.

Could someone point out what setting is use to display the above folder.

SF
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Navshad Ali
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Since: Dec 03, 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: missing Temporary Internet Files folder [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Yes u will not b able to view that file as it is a system hidden file ,
in order to view the file u should uncheck a button in Folder options
called " Hide protected Operating System files (recomended) " . U can
find this option below the " show Hidden files and folder "Option...
Hope this solves ur problem.

On Dec 4, 12:06 pm, "SF" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I need to recover and attachement file that usally save under C:\Documents
> and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\!OLBK1
>
> under the C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\ I cannot see
> the Temporary Internet Files folder even I check Show hiden files and folder
>
> When trying to create Temporary Internet Files folder, I receive message
> that this folder already exist.
>
> Could someone point out what setting is use to display the above folder.
>
> SF
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cgrable



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: missing Temporary Internet Files folder [Login to view extended thread Info.]

I found this online when I was working with an XML file identifying errors that was stored in the Content.MSO subdirectory of Temporary Internet Files folder:

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Windows, IE and MS Office keeps a cache of temporary files that is hidden from Windows Explorer. The location of these folders are C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\. Browse this folder - you'll see that there are some files and such, but you don't see any subdirectories.

In order to make the special folders visible, you have to remove the desktop.ini file inside Temporary Internet Files so that the folder is treated like a normal folder. Additionally, so that Windows does not auto-generate the file on the next reboot, you have to create a dummy desktop.ini file

The problem is that the files are hidden and marked as system files so they are not so simple to delete as you would think! You can do it, though, like so:

Open a DOS windows and navigate to C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

(username is replaced with your own username)

enter the following commands:

erase /as desktop.ini
echo [.ShellClassInfo] > desktop.ini

The first line deletes desktop.ini. the /as switch tells the erase command to delete the file even though it is marked as a system file. The echo line just creates another generic desktop.ini file. If this file is not present, Windows will auto-generate it on the next reboot and the folders will be hidden again.

Now browse Temporary Internet Files again. You'll see some folders that were not previously visible. These are your cache files and you can poke around to find and/or delete files.

If you like, you can do the same with the History folder as well.
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Hope this helps,
c
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