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I need to remove some names and passwords from cookies memory.  Is that possible? If so, how do I do it?
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by:tengage
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To delete the cookies all together do the following.

1.  Open IE
2.  Click Tools | Internet Options
 or Click View | Internet Options (IE4)
3.  Click the 'Delete Files' button
4.  Click the 'Delete Subscription Information' checkbox.

To verify that you've deleted the files, go to c:\temporary internet files and make sure there are no files in the directory.  You CAN delete the files from explorer, but it displays confirmation dialog boxes for each cookie, and it is just too damn time consuming.
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by:anita_75972
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Sorry, I have already tried clearing the temporary internet files and that did not work. The thing I would like to know is can you delete a specific name and password on the memory.
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by:tengage
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What do you mean by 'cookie memory'?  Do you want to extract information from a cookie?  I guess I don't understand your question.
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by:anita_75972
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by:anita_75972
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I am not sure if that is what it is called. The thing I am needing to remove is a username and password it has on its memory from yahoo. When I go to type in the name it automatically pops up for me to select. Do you know what I mean now?
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by:SSchmidt
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Go on your HD and open C: then the folder windows clik on show files, then open the folder cookies and delete the files and thats it.
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by:tengage
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Yes I do know.  Reject SSchmidt's anwer (which is exactly what I proposed) and I'll give you the correct one.  =)
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by:anita_75972
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I don't want to delete all
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tengage earned 200 total points
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Yes I do, but in order to clear one, you have to clear them all (unless you feel comfortable editing the registry).  In IE, do the following

-Click Tools | Internet options
-Click the 'Content' tab
-Click the 'Auto Complete' button
-Click 'Clear Forms' and 'Clear Passwords'

If you want to know where in the registry to remove passwords, let me know and I'll find out.
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by:anita_75972
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Thank You!
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by:tengage
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I like to keep all my user names and passwords in an encrypted file.  Every once in a while, I blow away all my cookies and auto complete information and start over.  After a while, the drop down menu's in most of the fields in windows get very large and cumbersome.  I clear my documents lists, my recently used files list, my PWLs, my spool directory, my temp directory, my Temporary internet directory, then I stick my tongue in the electrical outlet under my desk to clear my biological memory.  Everything seems much clearer when I do.  =)
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you're welcome
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