In computers, a cache is a component that stores data locally (such as an internal hard drive) to improve performance so that future requests can be retrieved quickly. Internet browsers often take advantage of the cache by saving data and images locally so that the next time you visit the same website, information loads more quickly because it is stored locally. You can view the images and subsequent websites that have been visited on your computer by accessing the cache folder of your hard drive.
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Click "Tools" from the top menu and select "Internet Options."
Click the "General" tab.
Click "Settings" under Temporary Internet Files.
Click "View Files" from the Settings window. An Explorer window will launch and display images that have been cached from the browser.
Type "about:cache" in the address bar of the web browser.
Copy the folder path, under "Disk Cache Device," where Firefox saves and stores your cache files.
Paste the folder path from Step 2 in Windows Explorer or Finder. Browse and view the images in the folder.
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