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#1 peterk

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:08 AM

Win XP Pro SP2

I'm curious as to why I can't see folder "Content.IE5". I can see the other ones in other accounts but not mine.
A scan detected a trojan in this folder C:\Documents and Setting\my user's name\Local Setting\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5.
I have unchecked Hide Protected Operating System files, and ticked Show hidden files and folders, and Display contents of System folders yet it still doesn't show. Why is it like this and what can I do to display it's contents please.
I have Admin rights, it's my user account so I figure that I should be able to see it right? or does Bill reckon differently!

Edited by peterk, 06 February 2007 - 04:12 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:23 AM

Try Start up in safe mode and do the same. Which Anti-virus do you use?Which Trojan?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:03 AM

I still can't see the folder when in Safe Mode.

I have another PC and a laptop which have never connected to the internet. The same symptoms apply to those as well. When I log in as another user I can see others' Content.IE5 but not the user's own Content.IE5 folder. How strange.

Fozzie, do you see your own .IE5 folder when logged in as yourself?

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:08 AM

I don't see it but I regularely clean out my temp files


Which Anti-virus do you use?Which Trojan?



I wouldn't be to worried since temp files are concerned. Do the following

* Clean your Cache and Cookies in IE:

* Close all instances of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer
* Go to Control Panel > Internet Options > General tab
* Under Browsing History, click "Delete".
* Click "Delete Files", "Delete cookies" and "Delete history"
* Click Close below.

* Clean your Cache and Cookies in Firefox (In case you also have Firefox installed):

* Go to Tools > Options.
* Click Privacy in the menu..
* Click the Clear now button below.. A new window will popup what to clear.
* Select all and click the Clear button again.
* Click OK to close the Options window

* Clean other Temporary files + Recycle bin

* Go to start > run and type: cleanmgr and click ok.
* Let it scan your system for files to remove.
* Make sure Temporary Files, Temporary Internet Files, and Recycle Bin are the only things checked.
* Press OK to remove them.

Rescan and see whether it is still there.

Edited by fozzie, 06 February 2007 - 05:11 AM.


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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:23 AM

Cleaning out temp folders does just that, it cleans them out, it doesn't delete the folder......so if you can't see yours then this is a normal Windows feature.

I always detail my PC but now I am curious and want to know why XP operates like this, the logged in User can see other Users Content.IE5 folder but their own.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:27 AM

Try this :

Browse to C:\Documents and Setting\my user's name\Local Setting\Temporary Internet Files

Under folder options tick "show contents of system files " that did the trick for me

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 05:37 AM

I don't see "show contents of system files ".

In Tools/Folder Options/View, I see "Display the Contents of System Folders". Is this what you mean? This is ticked already.

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 06:40 AM

Sorry for my bad english... Did you untick hide operating system files ( or something similar)

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:44 AM

Go to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and open Disk Cleanup. Click the OK button. Highlight Temporary Internet Files then click on the View Files button. This will open the Content.IE5 folder. If you want to create a shortcut to this folder on your desktop right click on the folder icon in the address box and drag it to the desktop. When the window opens asking what you want to do select Create Shortcuts Here.

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 11:16 PM

Thanks for your replies. So is this normal that you can't see your own file in your own User account but you can see other Users IE5 file when using Windows Explorer? Did this problem get overlooked by MS.




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