Internet Explorer normally stores its working data in various special locations. For example:
Cookies -> %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies History -> %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\History Cache -> %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
However, for some reason, Internet Explorer occasionally stops using the normal locations and instead creates new folders under
%TEMP%\Low for this data. For example:
Cookies -> %TEMP%\Cookies %TEMP%\Low\Cookies History -> %TEMP%\History %TEMP%\Low\History Cache -> %TEMP%\Temporary Internet Files %TEMP%\Low\Temporary Internet Files
When this happens, the configured locations have not changed. The registry entries still point to
%LOCALAPPDATA%. Internet Explorer is ignoring these settings and putting its working files in
%TEMP% despite being configured otherwise.
Why does Internet Explorer do this, and how can make it use the normal locations again?