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

Tracy King updated on Oct 12, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

Lost or cleaned important Internet caches or temporary files on your Internet Explorer browser? Relax! Follow to see how to find, restore and view IE Cache or temp files with simple clicks by offered methods here below in this article now.

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 viewing and restoring Internet Explorer cache and temp files with ease now. 

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. View the Internet Temp Files Directly follow the below-offered path: C:\Users\...Full steps
Fix 2. Use Internet Explorer Open a blank page on IE and go to Settings. Click "Tools" and...Full steps
Fix 3. Use IECacheView Unzip IECacheView zip file. Place IECacheView.exe and IECacheView.chm files...Full steps
Fix 4. Try File Recovery Software Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files...Full steps
Fix 5. Restore with Registry Editor Press Win+R, type: regedit in the Run dialog and hit Enter to open Registry Editor...Full steps

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:

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan.

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If you lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files.

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files.

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse a location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

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.

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. 

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