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    Dec 14, 2009 5:59 AM GMT
    My friend just finished a large paper for his masters class and we can't find it. We are working on computers no a network at work. We have individual logins as well.

    He used internet explorer (ew),
    "Open"ed the attachement instead of saving it.
    Made all his corrections
    Repeatededly hit cntrl+s to save it and it saved.


    We can't find it anywhere.

    When you hit "open" with an attachment and internet explorer it says "Download to: Temporary Folder"

    I know things are weird on a network but does anyone have a clue where I can find to what Temporary folder IE downloads to?

    He is FREAKING
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    Dec 14, 2009 6:11 AM GMT
    What was the attachment? A Word document? A PDF?

    IE usually saves a copy of downloaded files in the Temporary Internet Files directory. Open up My Computer. Browse to this directory..

    C:>Documents and Settings>xxxx>Local Settings>Temporary Internet Files

    xxxx is the username he used to log on to that computer.
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    Dec 14, 2009 6:18 AM GMT
    I would just like to say I've done the same thing, but with something less urgent.

    It is a cunt and I have never found what I was looking for, but I know next to shit all about recovering things like that.

    GOOD LUCK!
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    Dec 14, 2009 6:28 AM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat was the attachment? A Word document? A PDF?

    IE usually saves a copy of downloaded files in the Temporary Internet Files directory. Open up My Computer. Browse to this directory..

    C:>Documents and Settings>xxxx>Local Settings>Temporary Internet Files

    xxxx is the username he used to log on to that computer.

    It was a word document but I tried looking in TiF under local setting there is nothing in Local Settings called TiF for some odd reason.

    I got through IE options to look at Temporary Internet files and all I see are jpeg tifs etc... from random websites.

    It is a translucent folder that says "temp" and that is it.

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    Dec 14, 2009 6:32 AM GMT
    Try..

    C:>Windows>Temp
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    Dec 14, 2009 8:24 AM GMT
    internet would have opened the file in the associated application installed on the computer, so, you might want to search for files that where edited on the day and time in question, what program was used to edit the file? most modern programs keep a small list of the last opened files... might want to check that too.

    the possibility exists that the file was saved onto the network (I'm assuming a school/work network with file space dedicated to each user)

    if it was a file that was opened in another program IE wont have kept a copy in it's temp files