Make Temporary internet subdirectories visible

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Kevin Ar18, May 30, 2002.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

    Inside the Temporary Internet Folders are number of other folders which cannot be viewed through normal means. In fact they can't even be searched either.
    One of those folders is Content.IE5

    Anyone know how I can keep windows from hiding those folders and how and I can allow them to be searched?

    System and hidden folders are already set to visible.
  2. crono_logical

    crono_logical Bird Eater

    Whenever I want to view those folders, I close bowser windows and open a command prompt window in that folder. I then type

    attrib -h -r -s -a desktop.ini

    to unhide that file, then type

    del desktop.ini

    to delete it, since that's got the settings telling Explorer to browse it differntly. Now it should browse normally under Explorer. The file get's recreated again later on anyway (dunno what triggers it though) :) You may need to repeat for the subfolders too, I can't remember if that's a necesseity though.
  3. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    You can also view the content of the Content.IE5 folder with WinRAR. :cool: If you do a search in this forum (at the top next to the home button) for index.dat, you'll get more then enough info about this subject.