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    IE7 temporary files

    This is a really really dumb question, but I just can't find it.

    Where the hell does IE7 put its temporary files?

    Ever since we have installed ie7 users have been able to download and run executables. With IE6 we had a block on the temp directories so that nothing downloaded from the net would run and a similar block on home areas and basically anywhere users have write access to.

    Obviously, IE7 stores its downloaded executables in a different location. I'm not thinking "download -> save as" but for "download -> run".

    I tried the obvious of searching for a setup that I downloaded myself, no results. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    specific site that I caught today - www.im.com

    existing blocks are on:
    h:\ (user home)
    c:\documents and settings
    c:\windows\downloaded installations
    c:\windows\downloaded program files
    c:\windows\prefetch
    c:\windows\temp
    c:\winnt\temp

    (These are all "at start" matches, so subfolders and other folders with similar names)
    Last edited by Aardpsymon; March 2nd, 2007 at 01:09 PM.
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    arent they in the users profile >local settings>temp and temporary internet files/?

    Its hidden by default??

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    ah of course, the profile.

    *sigh* sometimes it sticks it on the local hard drive (hence c:\docs & settings blocked) but if it sticks it on the server copy of the profile....

    it almost seems as if every website has a different location.

    now to see if I can block %USERPROFILE% folder from running files.....
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    Yeah, that works. surprising really, I didn't expect the software to cope with environment variables.

    thanks for breaking the mental block
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    thanks for breaking the mental block
    No worries....we all get those...thats why this site is so good...has helped me many a time in the past

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