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have there been changes on how Vista shows cookie text files

by RibbyP / August 22, 2011 10:10 AM PDT

I use Vista Home Premium 32 bit with Vista SP2

When I go to C:/Use/Me/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft//Windows/Cookies/Low

I use to see the cookies listed showing the name of the website

. But recently the cookies are listed as some mixed 8 item alpha-numeric entry
example 56D7FG3

What hapend?
anyone know how I can getthem to show like they use to??

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by RibbyP / August 24, 2011 9:11 AM PDT

if I'm the only one who has experienced this?

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No mystery here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2011 9:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Wondering...
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PS. The very next day.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 9:31 AM PDT
In reply to: No mystery here.

Today we retired our last Vista machine. I did look at the cookies and it appears to be under control by the web sites and not us.

But after today, I won't be able to look at the office at Vista anymore.

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I don't see that.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 24, 2011 10:18 PM PDT

I don't see Cookies/Low in C:\Users\MDFlax\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows

I 'do' see cookies listed in C:\Users\MDFlax\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files but to do that I have to unhide System folders and files.

But I never manage cookies in this way as browsers and browser add-ins all store cookies in different locations and folders all over the system. I use CCleaner.


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(NT) Mark, do you use Vista?
by RibbyP / August 25, 2011 9:29 AM PDT
In reply to: I don't see that.
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Used to, but now use Windows 7
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 25, 2011 7:33 PM PDT

They are very much the same.

Try CCleaner from the free version. It has a great option in it's Options > Cookies area to view all cookies for all browsers you have installed, and to save those you want to keep.


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