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PHP session variables not passed

sabecs asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have a file that checks login details and sets session variables as below:

File is located in www.mywebsite.com/subfolder/check_login.php

$_SESSION['user'] = "OK";
$_SESSION['id'] = $row_user['id'];
$_SESSION['contact'] = $row_user['contact'];

If I execute my test.php file below in www.mywebsite.com/subfolder/test.php
Session variables are OK,

But if I put test.php in my root folder www.mywebsite.com/test.php session variables are not found?

<?php session_start();
echo "session user".$_SESSION['user'];
echo $_SESSION['userid'];
echo $_SESSION['contact'];            

What is causing this and how can I rectify?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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