Where does IE6 hold partially downloaded mpeg files in XP

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Kane's son, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Kane's son

    Kane's son Guest

    In W98 when I used IE6 to download an mpeg before it was fully loaded and
    placed in the download directory it used to hold the partially downloaded
    file in the ~windows\TIF directory which allowed me to go copy this part
    file during the download and play it and so see if it was the clip I
    intended before I wasted time downloading the entire file. This seems not to
    be the case with WinXP home (namely ~doc and settings\ user\ local settings\
    TIF). Where does IE6 hold part downloaded mpeg files in XP prior to moving
    them to the specified download directory when the download completes.
    Kane's son, Dec 20, 2004
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    Gee Guest

    Doesn;t it ask you WHERE you want it to doesnlod the file TO when you start

    I'm guessing the file might be stored in Temporary internet files folder
    ~doc and settings\ user\ local settings\Temporary internet files or
    C\Windows\temp .

    Must say I'm not sure. I tend to always use download managers, such as
    Netscape Download or Get right. That way I know whats happening and when,
    plus I can resume downloads.
    Gee, Dec 20, 2004
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    Joel Rubin Guest

    In XP (and probably 2000)

    "C:\Documents and Settings\YourLogin\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    Files\Content.IE5" and then there are hidden folders below that.

    Note that YourLogin part is, of course, a variable.

    In Win95/98/ME typically

    "C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5"
    Joel Rubin, Dec 21, 2004
  4. Kane's son

    Kane's son Guest

    Thanks Joel, that was the exact thing I was looking for. Justed needed to
    add ~\Content.IE5.
    Kane's son, Dec 21, 2004
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