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  #1  
Old January 2nd 05, 09:29 PM
Al Clark
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Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet when I open
C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, Windows Explorer shows
81 objects and no folders. If I right click on Temporary Internet Files,
properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders. How can I see the
missing files and folders?

Al


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  #2  
Old January 2nd 05, 09:51 PM
Wesley Vogel
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Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed. Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program)
4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that
websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab |
scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if you
want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet Files |
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk Cleanup but
it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet when
I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, Windows
Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click on
Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916 files
and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al


  #3  
Old January 3rd 05, 04:38 AM
Al Clark
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Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except the
"smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking for. Delete
wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I double-clicked
it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said yes. I saw that I needed
to add a lot more info on to the spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did a save
as, but forgot to notice the save path. So I did a windows search, including
advanced options, show hidden and system files. The search turned up NO
files. Then I reopened my email, double clicked on filename.xls, it opened
and was indeed my revised file. I did a save as, and the path was:
C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It showed 81
files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and I'll bet
one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be able to
find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and system
files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I didn't, I
didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made it hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program)
4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes
the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that
websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab
|
scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if you
want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files
and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet Files
|
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk Cleanup but
it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet when
I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, Windows
Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click on
Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916 files
and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al




  #4  
Old January 4th 05, 02:08 AM
Wesley Vogel
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Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Al,

The smoke and mirrors can be elusive. LOL

Paste the following into the Start | Run box

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

and click OK.

Or paste just

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

click OK and navigate to O9EJKPUV.

Move your filename.xls somewhere more accessible.
===

Do a search for *.xls. The asterisk is a wild card. As long as all the
advanced search options are checked Search will list all the .xls files on
your machine.
===

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

To display Hidden files and folders

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide protected operating system files
Apply | OK

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]
===

I use searchadvancedoptions.vbs so I don't have to check the advanced
options every time I use Search.

Go here
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm

Scroll down to
Search - Advanced Options (Set as Default)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except
the "smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking
for. Delete wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I
double-clicked it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said
yes. I saw that I needed to add a lot more info on to the
spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did a save as, but forgot to notice the
save path. So I did a windows search, including advanced options,
show hidden and system files. The search turned up NO files. Then I
reopened my email, double clicked on filename.xls, it opened and was
indeed my revised file. I did a save as, and the path was:
C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It
showed 81 files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and
I'll bet one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be
able to find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and system
files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system
files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I
didn't, I didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made it
hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its
contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
Files 3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office
program) 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop
after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
Advanced tab

scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to
you, but if you want to be rid of this, it is done automatically.
Deletes the content of C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files but not the Content.IE5 or
Content.MSO folders. ===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden
files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet
Files

View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk
Cleanup but it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet
when I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files,
Windows Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click
on Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916
files and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al


  #5  
Old January 4th 05, 06:25 AM
Kelly
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Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Under: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5
Yes.

Under: C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
No.

--
Happy New Year,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Al,

The smoke and mirrors can be elusive. LOL

Paste the following into the Start | Run box

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

and click OK.

Or paste just

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

click OK and navigate to O9EJKPUV.

Move your filename.xls somewhere more accessible.
===

Do a search for *.xls. The asterisk is a wild card. As long as all the
advanced search options are checked Search will list all the .xls files on
your machine.
===

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

To display Hidden files and folders

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide protected operating system files
Apply | OK

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are not
typical items.]]
===

I use searchadvancedoptions.vbs so I don't have to check the advanced
options every time I use Search.

Go here
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm

Scroll down to
Search - Advanced Options (Set as Default)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except
the "smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking
for. Delete wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I
double-clicked it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said
yes. I saw that I needed to add a lot more info on to the
spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did a save as, but forgot to notice the
save path. So I did a windows search, including advanced options,
show hidden and system files. The search turned up NO files. Then I
reopened my email, double clicked on filename.xls, it opened and was
indeed my revised file. I did a save as, and the path was:
C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It
showed 81 files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and
I'll bet one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be
able to find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and system
files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system
files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I
didn't, I didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made it
hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its
contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
Files 3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office
program) 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop
after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
Advanced tab

scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to
you, but if you want to be rid of this, it is done automatically.
Deletes the content of C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files but not the Content.IE5 or
Content.MSO folders. ===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden
files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet
Files

View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk
Cleanup but it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet
when I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files,
Windows Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click
on Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916
files and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al




  #6  
Old January 4th 05, 07:18 AM
Al Clark
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Thanks for the help, guys. I tried to duplicate the problem and got
different, more logical results. I suspect I didn't do what I said I did.
Thanks again, Al.

Intel Inside - Idiot Outside


"Al Clark" wrote in message
...
Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except the
"smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking for. Delete
wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I double-clicked
it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said yes. I saw that I
needed to add a lot more info on to the spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did
a save as, but forgot to notice the save path. So I did a windows search,
including advanced options, show hidden and system files. The search
turned up NO files. Then I reopened my email, double clicked on
filename.xls, it opened and was indeed my revised file. I did a save as,
and the path was:
C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It showed 81
files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and I'll
bet one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be able
to find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and system
files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I didn't,
I didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made it hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program)
4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes
the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies
that
websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options | Advanced tab
|
scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files folder
when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to you, but if
you
want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the content of
C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files but not the Content.IE5 or Content.MSO folders.
===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files
and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet
Files |
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk Cleanup
but
it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet when
I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files, Windows
Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click on
Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916 files
and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al






  #7  
Old January 5th 05, 12:49 AM
Wesley Vogel
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Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Oops.

I really did mean to say, paste

C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5

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Wes

In ,
Kelly hunted and pecked:
Under: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
Yes.

Under: C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
No.

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Happy New Year,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Al,

The smoke and mirrors can be elusive. LOL

Paste the following into the Start | Run box

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

and click OK.

Or paste just

C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

click OK and navigate to O9EJKPUV.

Move your filename.xls somewhere more accessible.
===

Do a search for *.xls. The asterisk is a wild card. As long as all
the advanced search options are checked Search will list all the
.xls files on your machine.
===

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

To display Hidden files and folders

Start | Settings | Control Panel | Folder Options | View tab
Check:
Display the contents of system folders
Show hidden files and folders
UNCheck:
Hide protected operating system files
Apply | OK

[[Hidden files and folders will appear dimmed to indicate they are
not typical items.]]
===

I use searchadvancedoptions.vbs so I don't have to check the advanced
options every time I use Search.

Go here
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_s.htm

Scroll down to
Search - Advanced Options (Set as Default)

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except
the "smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking
for. Delete wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I
double-clicked it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said
yes. I saw that I needed to add a lot more info on to the
spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did a save as, but forgot to notice
the save path. So I did a windows search, including advanced
options, show hidden and system files. The search turned up NO
files. Then I reopened my email, double clicked on filename.xls, it
opened and was indeed my revised file. I did a save as, and the
path was: C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It
showed 81 files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and
I'll bet one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be
able to find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and
system files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system
files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I
didn't, I didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made
it hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its
contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
Files 3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
AND C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS
Office program) 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to
stop after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
Advanced tab

scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to
you, but if you want to be rid of this, it is done automatically.
Deletes the content of C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files but not the Content.IE5 or
Content.MSO folders. ===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate
name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden
files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary
Internet Files

View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk
Cleanup but it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet
when I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files,
Windows Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click
on Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916
files and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al


  #8  
Old January 5th 05, 12:57 AM
Wesley Vogel
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Al,

As pointed out by Kelly, there is no such path as
C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

It's probably
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5
or
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Content.IE5
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Content.IE5
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Content.IE5
C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Content.IE5
C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\systemprofile\Local Settings\Content.IE5

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
Thanks for the help, guys. I tried to duplicate the problem and got
different, more logical results. I suspect I didn't do what I said I
did. Thanks again, Al.

Intel Inside - Idiot Outside


"Al Clark" wrote in message
...
Thanks for the reply Wesley. I tried everything on your list except
the "smoke and mirrors", but did not find the answer I was looking
for. Delete wasn't what I wanted to do.

Someone emailed me "filename.xls" as an email attachment. I
double-clicked it. When it asked me if I wanted to open it, I said
yes. I saw that I needed to add a lot more info on to the
spreadsheet, so I did. Then I did a save as, but forgot to notice
the save path. So I did a windows search, including advanced
options, show hidden and system files. The search turned up NO
files. Then I reopened my email, double clicked on filename.xls, it
opened and was indeed my revised file. I did a save as, and the path
was:
C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5\O9EJKPUV

Then I went to Windows Explorer and scrolled to C:\WINDOWS\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files. There were no subfolders. It
showed 81 files and no folders. If I
RIGHT CLICK on C:\WINDOWS\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
and hit properties, it says it contains 916 files and 5 folders and
I'll bet one of those 916 is my "filename.xls".

I just don't understand why I can save an Excel file and then not be
able to find it either in Windows Explorer(with show hidden and
system files/folders) or with
Windows Search(advanced options, show hidden and system
files/folders).

I realize I should have saved it before I modified it, but since I
didn't, I didn't want to do all that typing over. But XP sure made
it hard for me.

Al


"Wesley Vogel" wrote in message
...
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)

You do not have to *see* the Content.IE5 folder to delete its
contents.

To delete *all* Temporary Internet Files...

1) Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
Best to do this with all instances of Internet Explorer closed.
Especially
if there are a large number of files.
2) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete
Files 3) Check the box Delete all offline content {This cleans
C:\Documents
and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
AND C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet Files\Content.IE5 and \Content.MSO (Created by an MS
Office program) 4) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to
stop after it deletes the
temporary internet files
5) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete
cookies that
websites have placed on your hard drive.
-----

If you want, try this: Open IE | Tools | Internet Options |
Advanced tab

scroll down to the bottom | check: Empty Temporary Internet Files
folder when browser is closed | click Apply | OK. Entirely up to
you, but if you
want to be rid of this, it is done automatically. Deletes the
content of C:\Documents and Settings\YourNameHere\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files but not the Content.IE5 or
Content.MSO folders. ===

Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate
name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden
files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet
Files |
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5

Note: Disk Cleanup (cleanmgr.exe) will *not* clean:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5

I don't know why you can view the Content.IE5 folder with Disk
Cleanup but
it won't clean the folder.

--
Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In ,
Al Clark hunted and pecked:
I have "Folder Options" set to show system and hidden files, yet
when I open C:\Windows\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files,
Windows Explorer shows 81 objects and no folders. If I right click
on Temporary Internet Files, properties, it says it contains 916
files and 5 folders. How can I see the missing files and folders?

Al


  #9  
Old December 6th 05, 02:00 AM
jrscandles jrscandles is offline
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Posts: 1
Default

Thanks a million. The Command "Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |" worked for me.

Jim S



Quote:
Originally Posted by Wesley Vogel
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)


Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;302347

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet Files |
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
Files\Content.IE5
  #10  
Old December 6th 05, 03:48 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default folders and files not displayed in Windows Explorer

Glad to hear it. :-)

Gee, from Jan 2.
http://groups.google.com/group/micro...8883e7eaa b37

--
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Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In ,
jrscandles hunted and pecked:
Thanks a million. The Command "Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |"
worked for me.

Jim S



Wesley Vogel Wrote:
Smoke and mirrors. ;-)


Some Temporary Internet Files are hidden.
Like Content.IE5 and Content.MSO (Created by an MS Office program).

Obviously Your Name Here needs to be changed to the appropriate name.

HOW TO: Search For Hidden Or System Files In Windows XP
http://tinyurl.com/8tagm

To display hidden files and folders
http://tinyurl.com/4lxxn

From XP HELP:
To display hidden files and folders
[[Open Folder Options in Control Panel.
Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Folder Options
On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden
files and
folders]]

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files

Start | Run | Type: inetcpl.cpl | OK
Or right click the Internet Explorer icon on your Desktop.
Or: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Internet Options.
General tab | Settings button | View Files button

To view:
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5 AND \Content.MSO

Start | Run | Type: cleanmgr | OK | Highlight Temporary Internet
Files |
View Files button

Or...

Start | Run | Type: %TEMP% | OK |

You will probably have to click the Folders button on the Tool Bar.
Click: [+] Temporary Internet Files
Click: [+] Content.IE5
Click: Random named folders
View
You can also view Content.MSO

Or Paste into the Start | Run box.
C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary
Internet
Files\Content.IE5




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