IE8 Cache Folder
We are currently experiencing an intermittent problem after an upgrade from Ie 6 to 8 on XP machines only, where the temporary internet files location will be displayed in the Internet explorer options as
C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCAL~1\Temp\Temporary Internet Files
But when you click on view files the folder which opens is
C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
Any idea why this is happening?
http:/support.microsoft.com/kb/974277/en-us The following registry fixed the issue. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_USE_IETLDLIST_FOR_DOMAIN_DETERMINATION] "Winlogon.exe"=dword:00000000
Community Chosen Answer
What you are seeing is a result of legacy action that dates back to MS-DOS where supported file and folder names were only 8 characters long. This is basically backwards compatibility. After Microsoft added Long Filename Support (LFN) it began truncating names of long files or folders in such a way that older programs would still be able to recognize.
If you were to have two folders, one called "documents" and another called "documents and settings", their truncated names would be DOCUME~1 for "documents" and DOCUME~2 for "documents and settings"
Hope this answers your question.