Browsers forum: IE7: permanently hidden Temporary Internet Files folder?

by: make_or_break January 1, 2007 12:16 AM PST

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IE7: permanently hidden Temporary Internet Files folder?

by make_or_break - 1/1/07 12:16 AM

Running XP Pro SP2. Haven't used IE all that much other than for Windoze updates (typically browse with FF); started playing around with w/ IE7 (build 7.0.5730.11) recently and found that the Temporary Internet Files (TIF) folder seems to be permanently hidden.

Windows Explorer doesn't display the folder under C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings. However through IE7 via Tools\Internet Options\General tab\Browsing History Settings button, I can a open WinExplorer window showing the TIF folder contents by clicking on the View Files button. I also can show the contents in Explorer if I manually type in 'Temporary Internet Files' to the end of the Local Settings address in Explorer's address bar and hit a return. The Folders pane will also refresh and show the TIF folder in that pane of Explorer.

When I do a Properties listing for the TIF folder through the Folders pane, the tick box for Hidden folder is permanently ghosted as checked, so I can't change this in the dialog window. Also, Windows Explorer is already ticked to display all hidden and system folders.

So is this an IE7 thing where the TIF folder and any contents is always hidden from view? Or is there something wrong with the TIF folder for this username?

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