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Postby cfitz on Wed Sep 03, 2003 3:15 pm

You're welcome.

I did a little more checking, figuring there had to be a registry entry somewhere that would disable this wonderful bit of "magic". :roll: My suspicions were correct. The non-standard display of the files in the "Temporary Internet Folders" is handled by a shell extension implemented in the shdocvw.dll DLL. You can disable this particular shell extension by editing the registry keys:



First make a backup of these keys so you can restore them if you like. Then modify the "(Default)" named values, clearing out the current values (probably %SystemRoot%\System32\shdocvw.dll ) and leaving them blank.

You should now be able to see Temporary Internet Folders the way it was meant to be seen, as simple files and folders, without having to resort to any tricks.

Here is a handy utility for viewing, enabling and disabling shell extensions:

http://riedersoft.myftp.org:85/~users/n ... xview.html

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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:11 pm

Sweet utility, cfitz!
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:36 pm

NirSoft wrote:When you enter into some special folders like "History" and "Temporary Internet Files", you don't see the real file system, but the a virtual folder that the shell extension create for you. If you want to watch the real file system inside "History" or "Temporary Internet Files", you can disable the appropriate shell extension items.

and to think you need a third-party hack like ShellExView to get rid of this :x

OK ShellExView worked like a charm.
disabled the 2 Temporary Internet Files shell extentions of type Shell Folder, and now it can be viewed normally.

p.s. this did not (as expected) have any effect of the viewing in DOS (command prompt) - the "/a" still required.
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Postby seaegg on Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:04 am

I swear by Panda Antivirus. It'a a nice small program that doesn't try to take over your computer and isn't bloated like Norton. In fact I stopped using Norton 2 years ago and will never install another Norton product on any of my systems. I think it's highly software. I read a review where they pitted I think it was 6 of the top AV software against each other and Panada won hands down, Norton actually missed either 2 or 3 viruses.
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Postby BurninMan921 on Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:32 am

I've heard of Panda, but wasn't aware it was still around.
All a mute point for now: I've had it with all of the problems with Windows, and am now using Mandrake Linux full time. The K3b CD-burning software is great; very similar to CopyToDVD (the burning software I used under Windows).

The only downside: no Agent, no ACDSee. Oh well...there's always WINE...
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Postby Sa[v]aGe on Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:24 pm

I'm using the Kaspersky Anti-Virus for two years now and I'm very satisfied with it. I'm using the 3.5 version (it's still working because I have win98). It has updates once or twice a day, and it's the best anti-virus that I have used. I had Spohos before that but it failed once and I changed it for KAV.
I see now that it has the 100% mark on the test that was posted, and it only confirmed my expirience with it.
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Postby hariskar on Tue Oct 07, 2003 1:25 pm

Avast 4.1 antivirus. Small, great support, small CPU usage and very effective. I like it a lot. Give it a try!

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Postby wicked1 on Thu Oct 09, 2003 3:16 pm

I have been using kaspersky anti viral toolkit pro for 4 years now. Never had a virus get through.Its also updated daily.Much smaller than any norton or mcafee product too.

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