Suppose I have a password protected compressed file, lets call it file.rar. It contains a video file, lets call video.mp4.

I open file.mp4 with Archive Manager, enter the required password and double click on video.mp4. Since I've not explicitly extracted the video.mp4 file, I assume the AM extracts it temporarily in a certain location and opens it with associated program (i.e vlc).

Where is this temp file stored? Does the Archive Manager ever delete the temp file? And if so, when does the AM delete the file?


The temporary files created by the Archive Manager are found in the ~/.cache folder inside folders prefixed by .fr-. They look something like .fr-rdbA4t/, .fr-zPtx02/ ...etc.

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