What kind of files were these - swf files?
Can you do a search of your C: drive; perhaps IE9 saves them somewhere else?
The files were FLV files.
If I watch a video and then search for FLV on the hard drive I find nothing.
Very strange & very curious.
Could it be that Windows 7 has some sort of "Intellectual Copyright" system that prevents viewed files from ever being present on one's hard drive?
I hope not.
I hope there is simply a settings tweak that someone can point out to me.
I don't know if any of the tips provided on this site will help you -- http://www.tweakandtrick.com/2011/03/how-to-download-youtube-videos-computer.html
I suspect that the part about configuring your folder options to display hidden as well as protected operating system files would probably allow you to find them. (By default, they're disabled.)
Tip -- to display the file menu options in "Computer," (formerly known as "My Computer" in Windows XP) press and hold down the alt key until the menu bar appears at the top. Then click on "Tools" and "Folder Options."
Please post back if this works.
I did try configuring Windows 7 to view protected operating system.
Unfortunately, this did not show me any of the FLV files.
I am beginning to think that either Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 9 are breaking with either Windows XP or earlier Internet Explorers and perhaps are streaming Flash video content without downloading it to ANY temporary folder.
A possible option might include viewing on Firefox, but I have never in the years I have tried it on and off been able to even find where Firefox caches its content. I'd have to know that before i could even look to see if it cached FLV files.
Let me try this:
1. Does anyone know of a good, safe third-party program that can download & save .flv files directly?
2. Given that the newer Internet Explorer does not appear to save FLV files, does anyone know FIREFOX downloads the FLV files and if so, where would be found?