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How can I have back the Content.IE5 folder


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scarletb79

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Hi!

I deleted the content of the Temporary Internet Files folder and accidentally I deleted also the subfolder Content.IE5.
How can I have it back?
Doing a scanning with Spyware Doctor (demo version) I found something on the Content.IE5 folder but I can't delete it because when I search for it, well, it's not there!

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there are multiple Content.IE5 folders for each profile..are you certain the one your program is referencing is the one you deleted?

If so, I would say that your demo is faulty, or perhaps the demo runs a scan and records a log file, but does not record changes to that log file...I am unfamiliar with that program
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It's still there but in a hidden folder. You need to click on TOOLS--->FOLDER OPTIONS. Click on the VIEW TAB. Then click the radio button that says SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS. Click APPLY and OK and then go to C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files AND C:\Documents and Settings\NetworkService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

There are Content.IE5 folders in each of these locations.

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Edited by Fenor, 07 October 2005 - 10:06 PM.

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Hello,
thanks for your replies.

GERRYF: I'm referencing about the Content.IE5 connected to my profile (the most used): C:\Documents and Settings\Barbara\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
I know there are more than one but the deleted one is that above.

FENOR: the "show hidden files and folders" option was already on.
The Content.IE5 folders regarding

Default User
LocalService
NetworkService

are ok and well clean, but when I go to
C:\Documents and Settings\Barbara\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
that folder's not there anymore. I deleted it accidentally when manually removing the temporary Internet files.

By chance is it like the layout.ini file in the prefetch that even if deleted it's recreated after some boots (slowing down the puter)? Since there's a trick for the prefetch thing to create the file again straightaway, is there the same thing for Content.IE5?

I hope's that simple! :tazz:

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Check your recycle bin.
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Or just make a new folder name Content.IE5
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Or just make a new folder name Content.IE5

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I cannot get back the file through the recycle bin now and I tried to create another folder with the same name but it doesn't allow me.
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There is no need for the Content.IE5 folder to be in your actual USER NAME directory. I don't have one, having log ago cleaned it out because it's like I said, useless.

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Edited by Fenor, 08 October 2005 - 08:26 AM.

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There is no need for the Content.IE5 folder to be in your actual USER NAME directory.  I don't have one, having log ago cleaned it out because it's like I said, useless.

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Ok. How can I do to edit the content then? Thanks Fenor.
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Why would you need to 'edit the content' anyways??

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Why would you need to 'edit the content' anyways??

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Sorry, I mean deleting manually the content of the Content.IE5 folder. If ther's a way to recreate that folder. I know it wouldn't be a problem without it but I'd like to have it back. Thanks.

Edited by scarletb79, 08 October 2005 - 09:17 AM.

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It's already gone, there is no reason to undelete/remake it just so you can delete it again. If as you say the virus was in that directory then good because it's gone now.

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Well, I thought about this for a bit and I am convinced you did not actually delete the folder.

How did you do it? You cannot delete the folder from within your own profile because the file is hidden from the explorer shell...the fact you are still getting the malware warnings makes me think that the folder is still there and you think you deleted it.

You need to log out and log back in as a different account with administrator privilidges, then go in to the other profile, and you can delete the folder (or the file).

If you want, you can delete the entire folder from the other account, log back out, log in, and the folder will be recreated when you start internet explorer.
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Well, I thought about this for a bit and I am convinced you did not actually delete the folder.

How did you do it? You cannot delete the folder from within your own profile because the file is hidden from the explorer shell...the fact you are still getting the malware warnings makes me think that the folder is still there and you think you deleted it.

You need to log out and log back in as a different account with administrator privilidges, then go in to the other profile, and you can delete the folder (or the file).

If you want, you can delete the entire folder from the other account, log back out, log in, and the folder will be recreated when you start internet explorer.

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Actually I agree with you when you say that probably that folder's still somewhere. Spyware Doctor gave me the warning about some suspect items in this folder (inside temporaryinternetfiles\Content.IE5), I tried to delete them manually (deleting only the temporaryinternetfiles folder's content but the Content.IE5 folder had already been deleted so I couldn't delete what was inside of it because it was not there); Spyware Doctor still warned me for the same items with the same path so I went to the Internet Options and deleted the Temporary Internet Files (also the off line content) and problem solved! So I do agree with you. Now, I asked about how to recreate the folder because I'd like to manually delete the content without using Internet Options, because in a PC magazine I read not to delete the Content.IE5 folder and for other reasons. In my computer there are 2 profiles and my profile (called Barbara) had admin privileges but I don't know how to recreate it. The Administrator profile is choosable only on safe mode, I think. How could I do? Thank You. Scarlet

Edited by scarletb79, 09 October 2005 - 05:15 AM.

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