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I want to know where the temp folder is. so when I download an flash video in my browser I can find the file and save it


some web sites do not allow you save flash videos. yet they have to downloaded temporarily on my hard drive somewhere. I want to know where? If I can find it I should be able to move it so I can keep it

I am using the latest version of Firefox I am using windows 7 64bit

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  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • 1.9.0042.0
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
  • Default Plug-in
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • DivX Web Player version
  • 4.0.50524.0
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
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  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers


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The temp folder is at %TEMP%. You can find it by going to Start--and type in the search box %TEMP% and pressing ENTER

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You probably won't find FLV files in the cache. Such Files are loaded by a Flash player and not downloaded to the temp folder.

You can look at these extensions: