How to View Files Downloaded to a Computer Hard Drive

By Emilia Lamberto

When files are downloaded to your computer and saved to your hard-drive, the history is stored on your system. Any file is saved as an object in your Internet files. You may access these files in order to see what has been downloaded in a few easy steps.

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click "Tools" in the top left-hand corner of your browser (in IE7, the right side).

Step 3

Choose "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu.

Step 4

Click on the "General" tab.

Step 5

Locate the "Settings" button under "Browsing History" and click it.

Step 6

Click on "View Objects" in order to view what has been downloaded to your system.

Tips & Warnings

  • Only experienced users should delete any objects that have been downloaded to the computer's hard drive.