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location of, temporary files, widows 7, windows7

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Where is the location of the browser's temporary files? widows 7, windows7 platform. I am ok with xp, but couldn't locate on w7 with the file browser.

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cor-el
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You can find the location of the cache on the about:cache page (open that page via the location bar like a website). Only large image and media files are stored as individual files on disk. Other files are stored in a few large container files in the cache folder and not as separate files on disk. The individual files on disk have random names without a file extension for security reasons: you can't open an application or start a downloaded virus inadvertently by clicking a file in the cache folder.

You can look at this extension for easier access to files in the cache. Cache Viewer: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/2489

XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\ VISTA/Windows 7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>\