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    Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

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    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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    • #2913592

      Clarifications

      by texaskat ·

      In reply to Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

      Clarifications

    • #2913589

      One easy way

      by ic-it ·

      In reply to Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

      open an Explorer window and type the computername and admin share on the address line. Then navigate to the folder; Example
      \\computername\C$
      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 😉 ).

      • #2913582

        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”

    • #2913588

      You could…

      by jellimonsta ·

      In reply to Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

      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.
      http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iehv.html

      Regards.

    • #2913346

      Thanks….

      by texaskat ·

      In reply to Viewing Temporary Internet Files on a Remote Computer

      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,

      KAT…

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