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IE Cache Viewer: View/Restore Internet Explorer Cache/Temp Files

This article provides an effective way for you to view and restore IE (Internet Explorer) cache or other Internet temp files with ease. When you lost or cannot view IE cache/temple files, just follow this article to view and restore lost IE or Google or FireFox cache and temp files with ease now.

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Workable Solutions: View and Restore Internet Explorer Cache

Cannot view Internet Explorer cache files? Don't know where to find the IE cache location nor have no idea about how to recover deleted IE cache or temp files? Bother for having no idea about where to find the Internet Explorer cache or temp files. Here in this article, you'll find reliable methods for restoring and viewing Internet Explorer cache and temp files with ease now. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting

Part 1. Find and View the Internet Explorer Cache/Temp Files

Fix 1. View the Internet Temp Files...Full steps
Fix 2. Use Internet Explorer...Full steps
Fix 3. Use IECacheView...Full steps
Part 2. Restore deleted or lost Internet/IE cache/temp files

Fix 1. Try File Recovery Software...Full steps
Fix 2. Restore with Registry Editor...Full steps

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Part 1. IE cache viewer: find and view the Internet Explorer cache/temp files

Usually, no matter what we browsed on Internet Explorer, it would save those data into temporary files folder so that users can quickly browse to what they've experienced on IE browser. And the cache files including web pages, images, and other media are included in the temp files. Therefore, if you cannot view or check browse to see internet caches, you may view and find them on your PC. How?

Method 1. Manually find and view the Internet cache/temp files on PC 

Usually, all internet browsers are installed on system C drives by default. Therefore, you can directly find and view all your browsers' temp files and caches on PC. And you may directly follow the below-offered path to find and view your IE cache or temp files on PC now:


There, you'll be able to view all your EI cache and temporary files.

Method 2. View and find IE cache/temp files through Internet Explorer

The other way to view and find all your IE cache or temp files is to use Internet Explorer. You may follow below guide to see how to view and check IE cache and temp files on Internet Explorer now:

  • Open a blank page on IE and go to Settings.
  • Click Tools and open Internet options.
  • Then you'll find all Internet Explorer settings.
  • You may selectively tab on Temporary Internet Files, History or Caches and databases to select what you want to view and click View Files.
  • Then you'll be able to view all your IE cache and temp files in Internet Explorer.

Method 3. Use IECacheView to view all Internet Explorer caches and temp files

IECacheView is a very small utility which allows you to easily dig into Internet Explorer cache and temp files. All you need is to download a right version of IECacheView for your Internet Explorer browser.

1. Unzip IECacheView zip file;
2. Place IECacheView.exe and IECacheView.chm files into their own folder in Program Files;
3. Create a shortcut for IECacheView;
4. Open IECacheView and then you'll be able to see all your Internet Explorer caches and temp files.

Part 2. Restore deleted or lost Internet/IE cache/temp files

When you accidentally delete or lose important IE cache and temp files, don't be panic. Here in the below passages, you'll find recommended methods to restore deleted or lost IE cache/temp files with ease.

Method 1. Restore deleted or lost Internet cache/temp files with file recovery software

When you find no saved IE cache files or temp files on the Internet Explorer browser, you may first go to below path to check out whether those caches and temp files are saved there or not:


If no cache or temp files are found, you can try professional file recovery software for help. Here we'd like to recommend you try a file recovery software from EaseUS. It allows you to restore up to 2GB files for free. You can directly download it here and follow below guide steps to recover lost Internet Explorer cache files now:

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Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Choose the drive where you lost files and start scanning. This software allows you to recover lost data from all devices, including HDD, SSD, USB drive, SD card, pen drive, camera, etc.

select a location to scan

Step 2. Browse the full scan results. You can choose the file type you need by clicking on the file type filter. EaseUS data recovery software supports 1000+ file types like photos, videos, documents, emails, audio files, and many more. 

Choose files to recover

Step 3. Select the files you want to preview. Click "Recover" and set a storage location to save the recovered data. 

Recover lost data

After this, you can replace the cache folder in C drive and then reboot PC. You'll be able to view and check your IE cache/temp files on the Internet Explorer again.

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Method 2. Restore the Internet temp/cache files with Registry Editor

1. Press Win+R, type: regedit in the Run dialog and hit Enter to open Registry Editor;
2. Navigate to: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders;
3. Look for the registry string named as Cache and double click on Cache in the right pane;
4. Put the Value data with below path and click OK:
5. Go to follow Registry key and make the same manipulation as the previous step for Cache:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

When you are done, you can close the Registry Editor and reboot the computer to get your problem fixed. 

Bonus Tips about Internet Explorer

1. How do I restore temporary files on Windows 10?

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Step 2. Next Scan lost files.

Step 3.  Preview and restore files.

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2. How do I delete temporary Internet files in Windows 10|clear Microsoft edge cache without opening?

Step 1. To delete temporary/cache files, press Windows +R to open the dialog.

Step 2. Input %temp% in the search box and press Enter.

Step 3. You will see the temp files on the C:\Username\AppData\Local\Temp

Step 4. Delete the files. If you want to clear it all, press Ctrl+A to choose all files. Then press Shift+Delete to delete permanently.

3. Where is Internet Explorer location in Windows 10?

Click Start > Choose All Apps > Find Internat Explorer under the "Windows Accessories"

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