Do documents save anywhere when you click 'open' instead of 'save' online?

Luke876

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I opened a document at work which I am now looking to locate.

I didn't make any changes to the document, it was just a .mp3 file I opened from a website, listened to and closed without saving.

I can't find a Temp folder, which I assume is because I'm not an Admin. Is it possible it wasn't saved in Temp?

We use Internet Explorer if that makes any difference.
 

InvalidError

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Much of the time, when the browser opens something, it saves it in the browser cache somewhere, often as a nondescript file name. If the content is streamed rather than a regular file open, then the content may or may not exist locally depending on what gets done with the link.
 

USAFRet

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If you didn't save it, it does not exist on your system.
There may (or may not) be some remnants in Temp. But not guaranteed.
 

InvalidError

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Much of the time, when the browser opens something, it saves it in the browser cache somewhere, often as a nondescript file name. If the content is streamed rather than a regular file open, then the content may or may not exist locally depending on what gets done with the link.
 

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