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How to Find Temporary Internet Files

When you were using your computer and visit a lot of websites, then a large quantity of temporary files get stored in your hard drive, and it’s called cache. It has an effect on your storage and speed. There are a number of files like multimedia, and different types of websites content that constitute cache. Here are some steps for finding cache files on Mac, Windows, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Safari.

Locating Cache Files on Mac

  • Launch Mac’s Finder.

  • Long press Alt key.

  • After that opening Library.

  • Click on the Go menu option on the menu bar.

  • Tap on Library.

  • Double tap on cache folders.

  • You can see all internet cache saved here.

  • Locate and double tap on “com.apple. safari” folder.

  • Now double tap on “fsCachedData” folder.


Locate Cache Files on Windows

  • Launch the Start menu.

  • Enter show hidden files and folders into the search.

  • Select Show hidden files and folders.

  • Now you can see the folder options.

  • Click on “Show hidden files, folders and drives” in the Advanced Settings box.

  • Select the Apply option.

  • Click on My Computer app.

  • Double tap on the main drive.

  • Double tap on “Users” folder.

  • Tap twice on your user folder.

  • Double hit on “Local” folder.

  • Locate and double tap on “Microsoft” folder.

  • Locate and double tap on “Windows “folder.

  • Now you can see the “cache” folder.


Find Cache Files on Firefox

  • Launch Firefox Browser.

  • Tap on the search bar.

  • Enter about: cache in the search box.

  • Click on the Enter key.

  • Now you can see the “Network Cache Storage Settings.

  • Select the “List Cache Entries” link.


Locate Cache Files in Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge cache files are stored in various folders. To find the cache files, you must download an app called “IECacheView.”

  • After that, you can go to this link https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ie_cache_viewer.html and download IECacheview.

  • Now double tap on IECcacheView folder.

  • Select the Extract button.

  • Tap on Extract all.

  • Hit on Extract at the lower side.

  • You can see in the extracted folder, double tap on “IECacheView” folder option.

  • Go to the right and select Full Path.

  • After that, you can review your saved temporary files of Microsoft Edge.


Find Cache Files in Internet Explorer

  • Launch Internet Explorer.

  • Go to the Settings. It is a grey shaped icon.

  • Select Internet options.

  • Select Settings, and you can see this option in browsing history option.

  • In Settings, you can go to View files.

  • Now you can analyze your temporary files.


Find Cache on Safari

  • If you want to see temporary files of Safari then, you must download this app “SafariCacheExplorer.”

  • For download SafariCacheExplorer. Go to this link http://www.beecubu.com/Desktop-apps/SafariCacheExplorer/ in your browser.

  • Now you can see SafariCacheExplorer DMG file. After that, select and swipe the icon on the apps folder icon to the bottom.

  • Launch Spotlight and enter safariCacheExplorer.

  • After that double tap on SafariCacheExplorer.

  • Tap on Display all cached files.


Dave Hogan is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.

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