Where does my Web browser store images?
Where are images stored that I visit when surfing the web? I understand that they are cached somewhere. Are all images cached for all sites that you visit?
In Microsoft Internet Explorer, the images are stored under a hidden folder under each users profile. The folder is C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.
Warning: The Local Settings folder is a hidden folder, you will need to make it visible before you can actually see what's in it. With Windows Explorer open, click Tools --> Folder Options--> the View tab --> Show Hidden Files and Folders
By contrast, viewing the Firefox cache is quite easy: Just type "about:cache" into the address bar (without quotes). Under the heading "Disk Cache Device", the "Cache Directory" shows where the cache is located, although just looking at that directory doesn't show anything other than indecipherable filenames. You click the "List Cache Entries" link, which will show individual entries and the http address which they are caching.
To drop the cache, the best method is to go to click Tools: Options menu item and the Cache item in the Privacy section of the Options dialog. Click Clear to reset the cache.
There are also many tools available to manage and clean your browser cache. Pop over to Download.com and search for "browser cache" to see what I mean. Standouts include Window Washer and Internet Sweeper.
Hope that helps you out.
Thanks to Jaspreet Singh, Werner Klaus and Tommy Martin for their help no this question.
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