Recovering Mozilla Firefox cache.

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Today, I accidentally deleted my entire cache, and I need to find a video in it. Is there a program that can dig into Mozilla Firefox's cache for .flv files?
 
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Well if you stopped using the computer after you deleted the cache then you could use a recovery program.
But if you have used the computer then it gets hard to get anything back because the space the files were have been overwrite with new data.

If you have not cleared your history you can then maybe go to the same site again and get the file again.

So if you got use to another computer then download Restoration and unzip it on that computer to it's own folder. No install is needed but your want to keep all the files together.
http://www3.telus.net/mikebike/RESTORATION.html
Burn it to a CD or copy it to a Flash drive and you can run it from there.
Open Restoration (looks like trashbin)
Pick the drive to scan.
Do a scan.
When it is done your get a pop up and if you say yes it will scan even more and take a long time but most of the added things will be nothing you want.

There is CacheViewer 0.4.5 addon (Yoi need to have the file in the cache for it to be seen)
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2489

Then these that you can just unzip to there own folder and run.(Not recover programs so the file has to be there)

VideoCacheView v1.00

Even then some you find you may not be able to play. Then some flash and flv are played in memory.

MozillaCacheView


If you do not see the file you want then put a check in the other two boxes also.
Now your get a ton of files it will find and it will take longer to scan too.
You get a whole lot more
 
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