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Where are cookies with IE7?

Posted on 2006-11-15
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IE6 had an option to view the cookies but I don't see that in IE7. Does anyone know where the cookies are kept?
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Question by:ESQuicksall
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by:Marc Z
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Hmmm, I don ot see how to View Cookies, just delete them.  I'll keep looking.
If you decide to block all cookies, you can use Internet Explorer's Internet Options to modify your browser settings for cookies as follows:
1.In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, click Internet Options, and then click the Privacy tab.
2.Move the slider up to Block All Cookies. On this setting, websites will not be able to store cookies on your computer.

Note: Blocking all cookies may prevent you from accessing many websites. The next two Internet Explorer privacy levels, High and Medium High, may be more suitable. In addition, it is possible to block a cookie for a specific site via the Manage sites dialog on the Privacy tab. Please see Internet Explorer on-line Help for more information.
Removing Old Cookies
Cookies previously saved to your hard drive can still be read unless you remove them. To remove all of your existing cookies:
1.In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
2.On the General tab, Under Browsing History, click Delete. In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete Cookies.
3.Click OK to confirm deletion of all cookies in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
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Marc Z earned 375 total points
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You can view cookies in IE7 temp files>settings>view files BUT ---
if you go to the C:\Documents and settings, it is hard to find the cookie folder. That folder is now a hidden folder and you have to enable the folder view option to show hidden folders and to display protected operating system files in order to see your cookie folder.

Location of Cookies.
C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files

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by:ESQuicksall
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I didn't find them there. But in searching around in Local Settings I did find a hidden folder called Cookies and found them there.

Thanks for the hint.
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by:ESQuicksall
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Correction, I found some files in Cookies and some in Temporary Internet Files. The actual Cookies seems to be in Temporary Internet Files. I thought EE would drop a cookie and didn't see one. But I did see where EE drops files into Cookies ... hence the confusion.
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