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I have watched a video on youtube, I didn't close the browser window and it is buffered. I can watch that video anytime, without connecting to internet, as it is completely buffered. But I am not able to find the local cache for it, I checked the default folder of cache for my browser(chrome), which is: %AppData% Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache, but videos is not there. However it must be there somewhere in my local system as I am able to watch it again and again without connecting to internet. I used to get those previously, but something happen either it is saving in some other folder or what. does anyone has any idea?

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You can read this How To Copy YouTube Video or FLV File From Google Chrome Cache Folder? post – Alex K Aug 15 '12 at 10:06
Not all video cache goes in that directory, esp. Incognito ones. – iAnuj Aug 16 '12 at 1:28
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I found the location at last, It seems the new google chrome has changed the location for Flash temporary files, instead of using the old location for cache files

...AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache

it is using the below new location:

...\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash

However I am not sure if it is keeping all files there or only big files (say 100Mbs or more).

Thanks for help!

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Rahul, from my testing it appears the cached files go into "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache" initially. Once they reach a certain size they are moved to the folder you identified. Not sure what the exact size is that triggers the move. The best I can tell is that it happens at around 40 MB. – John Homer Sep 4 '12 at 16:37

It doesn't work with chrome. It works only with IE. Also it doesn't work with the new Vevo player. You may download IDM or any other app for downloading videos.

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May be chrome caches is somewhere else or using smaller chunks of multiple files. Not sure – Rakz Aug 15 '12 at 8:48
What is "it"? Please make your answer clear(er). – Matt Aug 15 '12 at 9:31
Cache must be somewhere in my system, may be in smaller chunks of files...right – Rahul R. Aug 15 '12 at 9:38
'It' refers to finding the video cache file in your browser's cache folder. – Rakz Aug 15 '12 at 9:39
Yes, it may be in smaller chunks. And even if u find those chunks how are you going to merge them into a single file ? – Rakz Aug 15 '12 at 9:42

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