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Google Chrome won't accept local file cookies

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I'm trying to get Google Chrome on my Win7 computer to accept and read local file cookies for HTML pages on my hard disk.

I have so far been unsuccessful at getting Chrome to work properly with either the "--allow-file-access-from-files" option or the "--enable-file-cookies".

I right-click on the Chrome icon, choose properties, and then modify the target to add the command-line option to the end (after a space):

C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe --enable-file-cookies

Save the shortcut, close all browsers, then open Chrome with this shortcut and paste in the local C:\DocDir\index.htm file in the URL window and the cookies are not saved.

Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?  Or did Google remove this option?
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This document from Google http://code.google.com/p/browsersec/wiki/Part2#Same-origin_policy_for_cookies shows in the chart that Chrome does not support cookies for file URLs.  The probability is that other browsers will follow suit after a while because security restrictions just keep getting tighter.
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Well described, good article presented.
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Thanks and thanks for the points.
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