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cacheCopy: Copy Images From Temp Folder Based On Age, Size & Resolution

When surfing through different websites on the internet, a lot of data is collected on our computer by the browsers, including web pages, images and videos. All this data is stored in temporary form and it gets deleted when the temp folder reaches the size limit. The browser keeps the data in its cache in order to avoid downloading everything again from a website on subsequent visits. If you want to copy something from the temporary folder, you will have to manually navigate to the folder, search for the required file, which is not an easy task considering the number of files that are usually present there, and then copy it to the required folder. For instance, if you are looking for a particular image that you saw earlier on a webpage, you will have to sift through hundreds, maybe even thousands, of stored files, before you can find the one image that you are looking for. Wouldn’t it be easier if you could copy only the images from the temp folder and then look through them? cacheCopy is an open source application that allows you to automatically copy images from the temporary folder of browsers to a specified location. Moreover, the application provides you with filters for copying images according to time, size and pixel size.

The filters allow you to copy only a specific portion of all the downloaded images present inside the temp folder. When you visit a website, everything related to it, from the buttons, to the banners on the website are downloaded to the computer. Even when you dont open an image, its thumbnail is automatically downloaded. So, these images can prove to be a lot to go through when you are trying to locate just one image. Using CacheCopy, you can specify the minimum size of pixels to be present in an image for it to be copied. Other than that, there are also time and size filters available. To copy images from the temporary folder of a browser to a new folder, all you have to do is select the browser (default browser is already selected), specify target folder, and set the number of hours, minimum size and minimum height & width of images in pixels. Once all parameters are defined, just hit Copy!.


The options to define hours, size and pixel size really narrows down the number of files copied, and filters out the thumbnail images. cacheCopy works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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