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Where does my Web browser save images?

Where are images stored that I visit when surfing the web? I understand that they are cached somewhere. Are all images cached for all sites that you visit?

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, the images are stored under a hidden folder under each users profile. The folder is C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files.

Warning: The Local Settings folder is a hidden folder, you will need to make it visible before you can actually see what's in it. With Windows Explorer open, click Tools --> Folder Options--> the View tab --> Show Hidden Files and Folders

By contrast, viewing the Firefox cache is quite easy: Just type...