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    skidoo
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    saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    I use Excite.ca as my home page....when i clean out Temp Internet file I lose the cookie(s) that create the personalized home settings.

    Can I either save the appropriate cookies elsewhere? and if so how do I know which are which...or can I simply save the personalised page as a fave?

    ron "been mostly lurkin' this summer as zoomin' on the motorcycle" skidoo

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    Hmmm... How are you cleaning the TIF? Frequently clearing the TIF will leave the cookies intact -- unless you are cleaning it by deleting the contents in Windows Explorer...

    Have you tried using the Tools | Internet Options | General tab for cleaning the TIF? Are you using IE6?

    IE6 added the separate "Delete Cookies..." button -- which deletes the cookies in the TIF, and the "Delete Files..." button which is supposed to leave cookies intact.

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    Thanks for the reply.....I usuually clean by going to IE/Properties/settings/view files/delete

    the prob is no matter how you clean out cookies, you will invariably lose the one(s) that holds personal home page preference settings.

    I tried deleting all cookies, re formatted home page so cookies for it returned and tried saving tham elsewhere so wouldn't get deleted, but obviously they weren't found by excite home page as didn't get preferencial page settoings back......makes one go hmmmmmmm!

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    Is that from the IE Icon or the toolbar? Or what version of IE is that?

    You CAN save the Cookie somewhere else and return it to the /Cookie folder. There is one problem. Since the cookie pointer has been deleted from the TIF, I don't think IE will find the cookie.

    Perhaps you would considering cleaning the TIF differently? If you use the Tools | Internet Options... | Advanced tab [ ] "Empty TIF folder when browser is closed", this leaves the cookies intact. Also, I am fairly certain that emptying the TIF through Tools | Internet Options... | General tab | "Delete Files..." button leaves the cookies intact -- that is why they added the "Delete Cookies..." button in IE6.

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    I'm using IE5...and yup, clean out tif from icon....have no prob doing it from tools, but have this nagging feeling that I don't like leaving all those cookies intact....ah well, time to research if cookies are nefarious or benign forms of intrusion. It seems it's all or none where they are concerned.

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    Well, you can open the TIF in Windows Explorer and blast away at the cookies you don't want. I have a select set of cookies that I keep, and then I block all the rest.

    If you want to view the cookies on your system with slightly increased capabilities, try "Cookie Viewer" from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.karenware.com>www.karenware.com</A>. This can help you decide what cookies you want to delete.

    If you are satisfied with the cookies you have right now, you can then tell IE5 to block all new cookies -- under Tools | Internet Options | Security tab | Internet zone | Custom | Cookies. That way you won't get any new ones to worry about. IE6 is vastly more complicated -- if you want personalized control...

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by DaveA on 21-Nov-01 09:26.</P>Edited to add url code

    Or you could download my Cookie Jar program from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/CookieJar.asp>http://www.jasons-toolbox.com/CookieJar.asp</A>

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    ...which, to save Jason's blushes is tiny but highly useful. It's good enough to be on my web site...

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    BTW, thanks Dave for adding the URL code. I guess I'm spoiled at PC911 and just assume that typing in a URL will result in a link. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    thanks to you all....think I'll have a peek at jason's cookie jar

    regards, ron

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    Re: saving cookies (ie 5.0.3103.1000)

    Adsubtract is an excellent cookie management program along with its ad filtering. It can also be used to clean out Temp. Int. files and History files if you wish. You can get it at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.adsubtract.com>http://www.adsubtract.com</A>
    Jack

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