If you have Windows 7
or Windows Vista
Temporary Internet Files are in these locations (note that on your PC they can be on other drive instead of drive C):
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\
Note, that you will have to change the settings of Windows Explorer to show all kinds of files
(including the protected system files) in order to access these folders. Here is how to do this:
- Start Windows Explorer. You can do this by clicking the yellow Windows Explorer icon on the task bar or, alternatively, by typing the words
windows explorer in the search box of the Start menu and then clicking the Windows Explorer icon when it appears in the search results.
- Click the Organize button in the top left corner of the window and then select Folder and search options from the drop-down menu.
- This will open the Folder Options window, which is shown in the right. In this window, you have to click the View tab.
- In the Advanced settings tree, you have to turn on the option Show hidden files, folders and drives, and to turn off the options
Hide extensions for known file types and Hide protected operating system files.
- Finaly, click the OK button to confirm your changes and close the Folder Options dialog window.
- After you have done viewing the Temporary Internet Files folder, you can restore the settings of Windows Explorer to their previous state.
Note that even with these settings, in Windows 7 most of the Temporary Internet Files are not visible in Windows Explorer. You will have to go to the folder Content.IE5,
which is placed under the Temporary Internet Files main folder. You can do this by clicking into the address bar of Windows Explorer and appending the string \Content.IE5 to the
full location of the TIF folder as shown in the screenshot bellow.