Accessing Firefox temp folder

By neophase
Feb 1, 2009
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  1. I don't want to CLEAR the temp folder, that's the LAST thing I want to do.

    Watched a video online from a website, forgot the website, but when it downloads a big video, it must save it to the temp folder.

    I want to keep this video, along with a couple extras, so the question is, how do I extract this video from the temp files and onto my HD as a readable video format such as AVI/MPG, etc.??

    Thanks very much for your time,
    N
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Normally you don't save files from the Temp folder.
    Actually it's not even advised to do ie corruptions so forth

    You are best to save the data (movie, whatever) directly from the site you found it on
    Now there are many programs to do this with (a lot are not free, depending upon what site etc)

    The temp folder can be limited in size, and you are best to clear it regularly

    Run CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/download/downloading to clear up not required temp files
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +36

    Open Firefox> Tools> Downloads>> you should find it here.

    The default location of Firefox downloads is the Desktop, but you will see the actual download here if you did not clear the download folder.
  4. wilywombat

    wilywombat Newcomer, in training

    When you open the "Downloads" in the above reply, right click on the required file and select "Open containing folder" and it should take you to the files location. Right click on the required file and "save as" to where you want it.
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    This is not the "Downloads" location, either default or not
    This thread is discussing the Temp location of Firefox
    Which can be accessed by going to Start->Run-> %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

    It's hidden away purposely, as it is normally not accessed except to possibly view it.
    Normally this temp Firefox stuff is cleaned up and removed by most users, you can read h e r e on how to do that
  6. CapriAnupam

    CapriAnupam Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    If you watched a video online from a video site, the video will be there in the browser's cache until the time that you dont close the video webpage. If you close the webpage, video will be gone too. To save the video, you can use these utilities from Nirsoft.
    VideoCacheView : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html
    MozillaCacheView : http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/mozilla_cache_viewer.html

    Once the video buffers fully, dont close the webpage. Open either of the two programs, and search for the video and then copy the video file to a different folder.
    I hope that helps you, and this was what you were looking for.
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