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Old May 25th, 2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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Where does Quicktime Cache files in xp?

Using IE6 and cant find out where my downloaded streamed quicktimes are.

In 98 i just did a search for the *.mov extension and they came up but know i dunno in xp

any ideas?


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Old May 26th, 2004, 04:47 AM   #2
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You saying you find them with a search but don't know where
they are located? Simply click view -> details to see the paths
in a search. Or you can right-click on a result and choose open
in containing folder (or something like that).

If I remember correctly the files end up in your temp directory
under C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Local Settings\Temp
(Local Settings is a hidden folder)
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Old May 26th, 2004, 05:15 AM   #3
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i tried this but it seems quicktime is stored in some other temp place.

i think they try an make it ahrder so u cant save the file.

anyway, thanks
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Old May 26th, 2004, 05:22 AM   #4
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Don't even bother to try and save the file if you cannot get it to
work with File -> Save As (only possible with QuickTime Pro I
believe). Because if someone included the "do not allow saving"
flag in the movie QuickTime will probably not cache it (it did with
earlier versions).

Even if it does cache the movie the file will be locked for reading
as long as QuickTime player has that movie open. As soon as
you close it the file will be deleted.
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Old May 26th, 2004, 06:06 AM   #5
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I'm not 100% sure of this but I think the "Do Not Save" flag disallows the ability to save from within QT (option to save is ghosted). You can still save the cache. The visibility of the cached file may be turned off as well, thus requiring a utility to make invisible files visible.
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Old May 27th, 2004, 03:07 AM   #6
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You can grab it from the cache, I've done it.

Right click the QT icon and get into properties and make sure you've told QT to cache movies.

Then you look into your Internet temp folders. Probably do a search for "Temporary Internet Files". Once you've found the folder in Windows Explorer, clock the "size" button at the top toolbar to arrange everything according to size. QT Movies tend to be big.

Alternative method:
Use the Find feature for files created today. Hit the size column again and look at the big files.
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Old May 28th, 2004, 05:17 AM   #7
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Glenn: I just now tried this and got an access denied when
accessing the file. What OS are you doing this under?

Perhaps a step-to-step "mini-tutorial" would help? Is QuickTime
still running when you get the file from the cache or not?

Did you test it with a "not allowing save" file or just a plain file?
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