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    Deleting Cookies (XP 2003 SP2)

    Having read post # 514715 I logged on to the recommended site and read the following; AnalogX CookieWall allows you to quickly and easily decide which cookies can stay on your system, and which cookies should go - once you let CookieWall know which ones are unwelcome, it does the rest. CookieWall can be configured to delete cookies as soon as they arrive, to notify you of any new ones, or just queue them up for you to check out at a later date. [CookieWall is currently only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer or derived versions (such as NeoPlanet); Netscape support should be available in the near future.]
    (Q 1) Having opted to use Firefox in line with advice I received many months ago on this forum about it being more secure than IE, does this mean that CookieWall is not an option for me & if so, is there another download that is compatible with Firefox?
    [Q 2) In light of the undermentioned instructions which at #9 states that the Cookies folder should be visible in the alphabetical order list, it will be seen from the attachment that it does not appear there, can someone suggest why it is not there seeing it is visible in C: Windows System32 Config System Profile ....
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    1. Click on the start Button and scroll to Programs. 2. Scroll to Windows Explorer and double Click. 3. A dialog box titled "Exploring - [C:]" appears on the screen.
    4. On the left side of the dialog box is a box titled Folders. 5. Click on the + sign just to the left of [C:]. 6. All folders are listed under [C:]. 7. Scroll down the list to Windows (notice the folders are alphabetically listed) and click on it to highlight it. 8. Click on the + sign just to the left the Windows folder. Additional folders will expand below Windows. 9. Scroll down to the Cookies Folder, and click on it to highlight it. All the cookies filed in the Cookies Folder will be listed on the right side of the "Exploring - [C:]" dialog box. You may need to expand the Name column to view the complete file name of the cookies. 10. To delete any of the Cookie files, click on the cookie name to highlight it. Hit your delete key on the keyboard and the highlighted file will be deleted.
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    Re: Deleting Cookies (XP 2003 SP2)

    1.) That program has not been updated since 2000. Firefox did not exist in 2000. So, you are out of luck. You'd be better off posting a simple inquiry about cookie managment in Other Browsers & Email Clients.
    2.) In IE go to Tools | Internet Options | Gerneral tab | Browsing History section - Settings | View Files. Cookies are easy to identify.

    Just a general question, why are you worried about cookies? They are just text files.

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    Re: Deleting Cookies (XP 2003 SP2)

    Q1. CookieWall doesn't work with FireFox.

    Q2. In Windows XP, the Cookies folder is not under Windows, but in Cocuments and Settings<username>.
    It is a hidden system folder, so you must display hidden files and folders, and *not* hide protected operating system files to see it (these are settings in the View tab of Tools | Folder Options in Windows Explorer)

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    Re: Deleting Cookies (XP 2003 SP2)

    Thank you gentlemen, the reason I was inclined to delete the cookies is because I read somewhere that they are not essential except to allow quick access to sites visited regularly and can safely be got rid of. As for it not being visible in W E I was not aware it was a hidden file or I would not have been surprised not to see it listed.
    Thanks again for your prompt responses, really appreciate this site and all who make it one of the best on the web. Dave
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    Re: Deleting Cookies (XP 2003 SP2)

    Not only do cookies allow quick acess, they often hold customizations you may have made. So, when you delete a site cookie and then revisit the site it is like going back for the first time.

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