Can't type hebrew in Internet Explorer 5.5

Posted on 2001-07-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
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 ???
Question by:Raanan
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I was about to add comment on your question but just saw your profile.

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Expert Comment

ID: 6246038
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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no. it doesn't. everything looks te same.
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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 !

Author Comment

ID: 6250726
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.

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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 !

Author Comment

ID: 6253944
no.. still the same.
isn't there a profile file that I can erase and copy instead some default profile for IE ?
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SysExpert earned 200 total points
ID: 6254127
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 !

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ID: 6255847
I don't mind dealing with the registry, I just don't know what I'm looking for.

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Somewhat off-topic, but important.

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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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