Where do I find the hex files after using the IDE on my M$XP system?

I have thoughts of making a stand-alone programmer with SD slot, ZIF socket and power supply. The idea is to burn hex files to chips and be able to do that as a 12V programmer that can unbrick chips.

But... I can't find the hex files! I set preferences to save intermediate files to TRUE, but where's the files?

%TEMP%

In the preferences you can enable verbose mode of the compile and upload . This includes the temp folder and commands used.