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I am using Internet Explorer 9 and when downloading a large file I clicked "open" but then my computer got restarted (presumably after the download finished). Can I retrieve the download? I'm not sure where the temporary download folder is for IE but maybe it's there.

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You should be able to get to it pretty easily.

In IE press Ctrl+J to open the download manager, click "Options" -> "Browse", then just check where these files are being downloaded. Since it's a recent file you should see it in the window. This way you will not only get your download, but you will know where your downloads are.

If your download is finished you should be able to access your file, if not then you should be able to restart it.

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If the download is in the list, you can also choose to "Run" or "Open" it (depending on file type), or click on the link in the Location column to open the folder in Windows Explorer with that file selected. – Indrek Sep 3 '12 at 6:41
Isn't this for the download? Since I clicked open (not save) wouldn't it be C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\ – Celeritas Sep 3 '12 at 7:02
If you clicked RUN and your download was complete then your path should look like this: C:\Users\<yourUserHere>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files – whatever Sep 3 '12 at 7:15

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