Easy cache digging tools

All this while, ever since I started writing this blog, I have been giving you tips and tricks to download media files via the Internet Explorer cache. Now take a breather. Digging out media files, both audio and video, was never so easy. Here take a look at these wonderful tools developed by Nir Sofer. These tiny utilities need no installation, just unzip the executable program and run it from any folder you want.

IECacheView is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Internet Explorer, and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. For each cache file, the following information is displayed : Filename, Content Type, URL, Last Accessed Time, Last Modified Time, Expiration Time, Number Of Hits, File Size, Folder Name, and full path of the cache filename. This utility works with Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista, with Internet Explorer version 6.x or 7.x or 8.x. After you run it, the main window displays the list of files currently stored in the cache of Internet Explorer. This tool supports all file types. You can extract the actual files from the cache, and save them into another folder. You can do that by using the ‘Copy Selected Cache Files To’ option (F4).

Download IECacheView 1.31 (46 KB).

MozillaCacheView is a small utility that reads the cache folder of Firefox/Mozilla/Netscape web browsers, and displays the list of all files currently stored in the cache. For each cache file, the following information is displayed: URL, Content type, File size, Last modified time, Last fetched time, Expiration time, Fetch count, Server name, and more. This utility works on Win 98/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 7. You can use this utility even if Firefox is not installed on your system, as long as you know the path of the cache folder that you want to inspect. You can easily select one or more items from the cache list, and then save the files to another folder. You can do this by using the ‘Copy Selected Cache Files To’ option (F4).

Download MozillaCacheView 1.27 (59 KB).

VideoCacheView too is a tiny utility for saving video files from web browser cache. After watching a video on a Web site, you may want to save the video file into your local disk for playing it offline in the future. It automatically scans the entire cache of Internet Explorer and Firefox (also supports Opera and Chrome) and finds all video files that are currently stored in it. If you have a FLV player that is configured to play flv files, it allows you to play the video directly from your browser’s cache. After the video list is displayed, you may copy the video files from the cache into another folder. You can do that by using the ‘Copy Selected Files To’ option (F7). This utility is best for saving videos (flv files) from youtube.com and also mp3 files. However, as of now, it does not support wma files.

Download VideoCacheView 1.53 (68 KB).

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  1. February 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Iam grateful to Indianraga for posting these sitar recordings of my father late Sh. S.N.Bali on this site.
    I deem it necessary to tell all listeners that the quality of these recordings is poor, as these were recorded by placing a microphone in front of a small transister radio in Lucknow, when these recitals were being broadcast, and the recording was made on an old dilapidated ‘Philips’ spool-type tape recorder which was being run through an AC/DC converter giving fluctuating current affecting the tape speed all the time.Unfortunately these two happen to be the only recordings of my late father’s sitar with us, though he had been playing regularly on AIR, and they must be having his recordings in their archives, they turned a deaf ear to all our requests for those recordings.These are of great archival value.
    Any discerning listener is bound to notice the big difference in the playing style (i.e.Tantkari) of my father and the relatively less vigourous and less rapturous style of Pt.Ravi Shankar, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banerji etc., which is more on the singing or ‘Gayaki’ form than the robust sound of metal strings being plucked at by a metal-wire ‘mizraab’. The double stroke ‘dir’ ‘dir’ of the powerful right hand, and the ‘gamak’ by fast-moving left hand fingers up and down the ‘daand’ pressing the strings on various ‘pardas’ lends a lightening-like quality to the fast taans in my fathers recitals.One can see that ‘Tantkari’ is a very much more difficult a style to learn as compared to the simple single stroke ‘Gayaki’ style. And that exactly is the reason that this (Tantkari) too, like the ‘Dhrupad’ style of singing has become almost extinct.

  2. February 23, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I wold request you to kindly shift my comments given hereabove to the place immediately below the tabs for my father’s sitar recordings, as these comments pertain to those recordings and not to the”Easy cache digging tools”as given in your index of recent comments in the green margin on the left. Thank you.

  3. Wallabee said,

    April 21, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    This is a great website with a huge treasure trove of Indian music !

    However, I tried to use IECacheView you recommend here, but I am not sure what the purpose is with regard to music files.

    I listen to a lot of music on the internet. However, when I run IECacheView it does not show any music files at all. Just Image, Text, and various GIFs and application scripts. But no music files.

    I can see that it would be useful to cleanup files. But can’t see how it can be used to capture music.

    Any further comments on how to get the music files into IECacheView to start with?


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