Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

By TexasKAT ·
Good afternoon,

I need to review the contents of the Temporary Internet Files folder on another user's Windows XP SP2 with IE 7 computer. Would anyone be able to point me in the direction of a utility that will allow me to see where the user has been surfing without directly logging onto their computer?

I appreciate it.

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One easy way

by IC-IT In reply to Viewing Temporary Interne ...

open an Explorer window and type the computername and admin share on the address line. Then navigate to the folder; Example
navigate to
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

You will need administrative permissions on that machine (otherwise you have no business there ;-) ).

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Agree, except

by Kenone In reply to One easy way

The path would be;
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5
Or, on the same path you could look in the "History" folder under "Local Settings"

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You could...

by Jellimonsta In reply to Viewing Temporary Interne ...

Providing you have local admin access on the remote system, you could map a drive to the remote system c$ from your system, and review the history with IEHistoryView.


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by TexasKAT In reply to Viewing Temporary Interne ...

Thank you for your tips. Jellimonsta, I have used the utility that you recommended, it works greate to pull out the history from the local computer. However, to augment the history, I have also pulled the temporary internet files off the user's computer (BTW, I do have the necessary permissions for snooping :) ). The problem seems to be that unlike looking at my own temporary internet files (through the Tools, Internet Options, Settings, View Files menu), when exploring the Content.IE5 folder, I only see a few icons and some files that are of little help to me.

Is pulling the history sufficient to create a trail of where this user has been without the support of the temporary internet files?

Thanks again,


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