How to get (view or copy) the activex’s file that used by Internet Explorer


While doing the development with MESSOA IP Camera, we had encountered a problem to locate the activex’s file that used by IE for the live streaming. After googling with had found a solution.

Basically, IE will download the activex in a temporary repository folder. The folder is located at “C:\Windows\Downloaded Program Files”.  However the folder is protected, and you will not see the files inside the folder. To show the content and copy it other folder, you need to run the below command in the command prompt

attrib “C:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” -S

This will remove the system attribute and let you copy the files

attrib “C:\windows\Downloaded Program Files” +S

This will activate again the system attribute