Cookies file is gone -- same with Temporary Internet Files

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Wallyball2003, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. Can anyone explain why my Cookies file and Temporary Internet Files would
    have disappeared. I think it happened when I installed the most recent set
    of updates a couple of days ago. Do I need to be concerned about this?

    I'm running IE 7.0. Cookies file existed after I installed 7.0 but has
    since disappeard.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
    Wallyball2003, Nov 18, 2006
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  2. Figured it out. For some idiotic reason, 7.0 automatically hides "protected
    operating system files" even if you had your prior version set to show hidden
    files. Unbelievable. Truly.
    Wallyball2003, Nov 18, 2006
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  3. Wallyball2003

    devosvi Guest

    OK, I understand now some of my problems with cookies I want to delete
    So, how can you view protected system files ?
    devosvi, Dec 16, 2006
  4. Not knowing your expierience level, I will be overly simplistic in my
    response. No offense intended. To view hidden files, click the following:
    1. Start
    2. Control Panel
    3. Folder Options
    4. View (the tab at the top of the box)
    5. Then, under the Files and Folders section you will have a subfolder
    called "Hidden files and folders" -- make sure the circle called "Show
    hiddens files and folders" is checked
    6. Click "Apply" in the lower left and you are set to view all your folders,
    including your cookies folder
    Wallyball2003, Dec 17, 2006
  5. Did you look for you Temporary Internet Files folder in your Local Settings
    folder? On my computer, the Local Settings folder is found at C:\Documents
    and Settings\[my name]\Local Settings
    Wallyball2003, Dec 21, 2006
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