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In Windows 7, are ALL temp internet files (including vids) stored somewhere, like IE does in Windows XP but not in Win 7?

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I just switched to a new computer and it runs Windows 7 instread of XP which I'm used to. I liked being able to go to my temporary internet files location and find and move the video clips (MP4, FLV, etc.) files and save them. The IE in Windows 7 doesn't show any temporary saved video files. It was suggested, maybe other browsers do? Does this browser save these video files?

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Firefox by default (if you are not in Private Browsing) caches a lot of files and information. Some of these are within other files, but larger objects like videos will have their own file.

Keying about:cache into the location bar gives you information about these, and whilst it is possible to find things manually you would be better looking for a cache viewer add-on that will make this more user friendly. (May not be easy to find at the moment apparently due to some changes some of the older dd-ons may now not work)

There are also various add-ons that help with downloading videos.

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Video are usually streamed and played with a dedicated Flash player.
The actual Flash file isn't stored in the cache, only the player can be in the cache.

You will need an extension to save such a streamed file to the hard drive.

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Any recommendations on an extension to save a streamed file?

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Try this extension: