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Hi,
where are the cookies and cache information
on Windows XP and Linux ?
Thank u.
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Hi,

On Windows XP for Internet Explorer the cookies and cache files are stored in the following file path: C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\.

FireFox will store the cookies in C:\Documents and Settings\<user Name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile Name>\cookies.txt and the cache in C:\Documents and Settings\Chris Firth\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lh2nzhfv.default\Cache.

On Linux, it depends on what browser you are using

You can view your firefox cache by typing "about:cache" in the address bar.

Chris

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I have not a directory local settings
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Matthew, all Windows XP computers will have it, it may be hidden though. Try checking if you have hidden files enabled.
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My windows xp is in french ,
I can't see a directory equivalent to local settings.
I have a directory :
C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Cookies
But I can't see cache information in it
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Try opening Internet Explorer and typing this in the address bar: C:\Documents and Settings\<User Name>\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\
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Wow ... I can see it now ...
But it doesn't appear in the directories and I can see the hidden files,
this is weird ...
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Ok I fixed this, my bad,
thank you !
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No problems! :)
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