Here's our Internet Explorer Tip for.. December 23, 1997
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View files directly from the cache
Would you like to check out something that you saw while surfing the web, but didn't copy, save or bookmark what you're looking for? Maybe it was an image file or a sound byte. No problem - all you have to do is look in the cache, it may still be there.

There are a couple of ways to locate files in the Internet Explorer cache. One is to use Windows Explorer and go to C:\Windows\Temporary Internet Files (the default folder - your location may vary slightly). You can double click on any of the files to display them, assuming you have a program that matches that file type. It might take a little work to find the file you want, but the Name and URL fields should provide some clues.

Alternately, (and if you're not sure where your cache folder is located) you can go to the Internet Explorer menu bar and select View, Options. Click the Advanced tab and look for the Temporary Internet files section. Click the View Files button to open the cache folder in an Explorer view.