Can't type hebrew in Internet Explorer 5.5

I'm using IE 5.5 and all was okay until I ran a program to erase all history of internaet connections (URLs, Cookies...). Now I can't type in hebrew (like in forms, forums and chat rooms). I'm on the administrator profile. I logged on with a new user profile - and all worked fine, it's only in administrator profile the problem exist.
I can read hebrew fine, but when I try to type - I get blank squares and semi-colons and dots - not the regular Jibrish when the fonts are wrong.
what can I do to fix it, or, can I reset the administrator profile without loosing the "Favorites" list ???
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It is all in the registry. You would not be able to pick and choose easily. You could end up messing up all the other programs.

Try my 3rd option.

Create a new user and add it to the Admin group.
You can copy your desktop and other settings from the wint\profile dir.
I hope this helps !

I was about to add comment on your question but just saw your profile.

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I would check your international and keyboard settings in the control panel.
Compare them with a working user !

I hope this helps !
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RaananAuthor Commented:
no. it doesn't. everything looks te same.
You may be able to copy the IE settings from a differnt profile.
Also , I would export or save the favorites directory somewhere safe, in any case.

Another option, after saving the favorites dir, uninstall IE 5 , and then re-install it.

A 3rd option, is to add a new user, and then add him to the Administrator group, nd copy your favorites over.

I hope this helps !
RaananAuthor Commented:
ok.. but where is the IE profile stored ? what's the procedure to "re-initiate" the administrator settings ? and where is the favorites directory ?
re-installing IE seems a bit harsh.

Favorites dir is usually in the windows directory.
Also under the files menu you have an import/export option of al l the IE data, including favorites.

As far as I know there is no - re-initiate, but there is a reset to defaults in the tools - IE options - advanced tab -
reset default button.

I hope this helps !
RaananAuthor Commented:
no.. still the same.
isn't there a profile file that I can erase and copy instead some default profile for IE ?
RaananAuthor Commented:
I don't mind dealing with the registry, I just don't know what I'm looking for.
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****************************** ALERT********************************
WindowsUpdate - Critical Update alert March 28, 2002 from Microsoft
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-015  
28 March 2002 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer
Originally posted: March 28, 2002
Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Impact of vulnerability: Two vulnerabilities, the most serious of which would allow script to run in the Local Computer Zone.
Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
Recommendation: Consumers using the affected version of IE should install the patch immediately.
Affected Software:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0

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