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Local temps file is missing!

by retrach / February 26, 2006 11:36 PM PST

I streamed a song from a website- Jason upton ...it played in WMP 10...I opened the path to save it to my hard drive. the path was: c -docs and settings- jody -local temps... I got to the ''jody'', but there was no local temps... I searched all the lap top incl. hidden files... nothing. I tried to create a folder named local temps.. but got the error message ''there already exists a file with this name please rename it''... I was unable to find a way to make this work.. What could be the problem and how do I remedy it? I just ran a system recovery two days ago...
I have a toshiba satellite A75-S206, 1 year old...and I am running windows xp. please help me.

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Just FYI. A streamed file does not have to be in temp.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2006 11:46 PM PST

It can be in RAM, never to be found on the hard disk.

Also, Explorer is not too keen about showing hidden directories. You can create other places to save...


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Jody, You Need To 'Show All Files'
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / February 27, 2006 3:47 AM PST

Like Bob stated above, the "Local Settings" directory is a "hidden" directory. To unhide it:

RIGHT click on Start, choose "Explore" from the menu. When the Explorer window loads, click on "Tools" in the upper left, choose 'Folder Options', then click on the "View" tab. When that loads, place a dot/tick in the "Show hidden files and folders" listing and UNCHECK the boxes next to: "Hide Protected Operating System Files" and "Hide Extensions for known file types". Click on Apply, then OK.

You should now be able to see the path: C\Documents and Settings\Jody\Local Settings|Temp.

Hope this helps.


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