where is Internet Explorer Cache located?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Bob, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    What is a "cookie threat"?

    Cookies are located in C:\Users\username\Cookies\Low

    On the IE Privacy>Advanced tab you can block all 3rd party cookies.

    As of recently Trend is known to cause problems in Vista.
    I suggest you replace Trend with the free AVG http://free.grisoft.com/ or
    Avast
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html, and Windows Firewall and Windows
    Defender. Disabling Trend is not enough. You need to completely uninstall
    it.

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    Bob, Mar 21, 2008
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    Victek Guest

    You can delete IE7's cookies here:

    control panel/internet options/general tab/browsing history/delete/delete
    cookies

    The TIFF (temporary internet files folder) is hidden by default. If you
    want to view it in explorer you have to go into folder options and unhide
    all files. FWIW, it's a lot easier to use Ccleaner to delete the various
    components of the IE cache.
     
    Victek, Mar 21, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    You mean this?
    C:\Users\(login)\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

    It's a normally hidden OS folder.
     
    Dave, Mar 21, 2008
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  4. Bob

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Anthony.

    As in the past several generations of IE, click Tools | Internet Options |
    General, then Settings under Browser history. Look for Current Location.

    That's where to find the TIF, but be aware that these are NOT like other
    Windows/Vista files! Use the buttons here to view and manage your cookies.
    Don't try to use Windows Explorer and other normal tools.

    RC
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    R. C. White, Mar 21, 2008
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  5. Bob

    David Guest

    baloney! go to folder options and select show hidden files.
    C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
     
    David, Mar 21, 2008
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  6. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Really? I access it daily.
     
    Bob, Mar 21, 2008
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  7. Bob

    Bob Guest

    C:\Users\username\Cookies\Low appears to be a separate location.
    Both can be directly accessed. I do so daily with a batch file that deletes
    only selected cookies.
     
    Bob, Mar 21, 2008
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  8. From: "Anthony B" <>

    | Where is the folder location of Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16609?
    |
    | We are using Vista Home Basic Dell systems.
    |
    | Trend Micro Internet Security found cookie threats in Internet Explorer
    | Cache location. How can I find this folder?
    |
    | Thank you

    Please fix your PC clock. You are posting from the future.
     
    David H. Lipman, Mar 21, 2008
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  9. Why? I block all cookies by default, and make an exception as and when I
    need to. IE makes that really easy, with the icon in the status bar.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 22, 2008
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  10. Just type shell:cookies in the Start Menu search box.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 22, 2008
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  11. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Agreed, IE does make it easy.

    I like to play with batch files and I like the feeling of controlling
    cookies with my own batch file.

    I block most but not all cookies because there are a few sites, for example
    My Yahoo, where I would need to re-enter my ID and password if I blocked
    the cookie.

    I do use IE to block all 3rd party cookies.

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    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  12. Bob

    Bob Guest


    ***Of course it does.
     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  13. I just counted my cookies. I seem to have nearly one hundred sites in my
    exceptions list. I'm surprised how many.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 22, 2008
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  14. From: "Anthony B" <>

    |
    | because I am 16 time zones ahead of you

    If you set your PC clock and time zone correctly, your posting time will be GMT adjusted
    accordingly.

    You are no special than any of the millions of other International Usenet posters.
     
    David H. Lipman, Mar 22, 2008
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  15. No. As I said in another newsgroup, your time zone doesn't matter.
    Time is reported in each of our newsreaders in our local time.

    Your clock is set wrong.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Mar 22, 2008
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  16. No, they are all in the exceptions list because I added them. I am just
    surpised how many sites and forums I seem have added exceptions for.

    The only cookies I have are cookies I want, as I have added the exceptions
    for them.
    Why?

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 22, 2008
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    Bob Guest

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    Because is an invasion of privacy.
     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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  18. Bob

    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Anthony.

    FIX YOUR CLOCK!!!

    From this latest post of yours:
    Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 08:33:54 -0800

    That says you posted it TOMORROW from the -0800 Time Zone. That's Pacific
    Time, US and Canada. In other words, Redmond, Washington Time; Microsoft
    Corporation Time. I suspect that you - like many others - have not set the
    Time Zone correctly since you installed Vista.

    I'm in Texas, Central Time Zone, GMT -0600. It's now 9:00 PM CDT on March
    21. You posted this at 11:33 AM on March 22 - about a full day ahead of the
    rest of the world.

    FIX YOUR CLOCK!!!

    RC
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    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    (Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
     
    R. C. White, Mar 22, 2008
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  19. I have every webpage that I go to recorded on my Google Web History, so I
    suppose I have a different attitude to what is important to be kept private.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Mar 22, 2008
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  20. Bob

    Bob Guest


    I suppose you do.

    I don't know if it's true, however I've read that all of the email that has
    been sent or received and files and documents you accessed are logged in the
    index.dat file as well.

    Another problem is when the index.dat file becomes very large it may cause
    reduced network performance. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322916
     
    Bob, Mar 22, 2008
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