Recover lost Web images
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Recover lost Web images

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Do you ever wish you had saved a picture you saw on the Web? Maybe an embarrassing Facebook photo or a sneak peek at a gadget that was later removed? If it hasn't been too long since you visited the page, the chances are you can still find the picture in your Web browser cache. Here's how to access the cache in Firefox and Internet Explorer. You need to find the location of your browser's cache: In Firefox, type about:cache in the address bar. Look under Disk Cache Device. That's the folder path where the cache is. Either copy that path or navigate to it in Windows Explorer, or Finder in Mac OS X. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools. Choose Internet Options. Select the General tab. Under or "Browsing History," press the "Settings" button. Press "View Files" and IE will launch the cache folder in an Explorer window. In either Firefox or IE, you'll notice the files have no extensions or identifiable names, so you'll have to open each one separately to see what it is. For other browsers, you'd follow a similar process of identifying where the cache file is and navigating to it. Now use those recovered files for a worthy purpose. Like blackmailing friends. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com.

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