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Hogarth judge

Est-il moyen, O Moi qui connais l'amertume?

Many times I end up browsing in the browser cache --- the directory that contains copies of everything you looked at on the web --- looking for various files. Images that were on websites, or that were downloaded en masse. .RM Real Player files, animations and movies, that I wish to move elsewhere and save for later reference or tinkering. The HTML files themselves.

The browser makers seem to want to make this hard, though. Files are routinely
saved under alien file names, without their proper extension. The Microsoft
browser wants to make a nonstandard directory tree in the cache --- you can't
move up or down the branches the way you ought to. Both IE6 and Mozilla try
for unfathomable reasons to hide the directory the cache is in.

Do any of the other browsers have a cache that is designed to put the owner of
the hard disk it sits on in command of what's in it? To make the downloaded
files easy to find? with proper extensions and their original file names?

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I suspect that either Opera or Cthulhu does this.
Opera does not, or so I am told. I understand that Firefox may, though.