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    Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    Can anyone explain how the long complicated Folder names are generated. Particularly the Folders that contain the attachements.

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    Re: Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    They are based on where the attachments are downloaded. On a most systems with an account, the temp folder is as follows: "Cocuments and SettingsAccount user nameLocal SettingsTemp"

    Is this what you mean?

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    Re: Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    Hi Dave
    Thanks for reply. I have a folder on my system where my EMails are located with the following name:

    C:Windows|Application DataIdentities{8325B02E-B41D-4CCC-8CA2-863304A3C2D2}MicrosoftOutlook Express

    Thats what I mean by long. It is the numerical folder in braces that intrigues me!

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    Re: Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    Almost looks like a SID, or Security ID. It's common in network enviroments, and may be saved that way by default if you're network setup using stationary (or is it roaming?) profiles.
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    Re: Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    Yes, you will be seeing these in many places. I started seeing them when I installed Windows 2K and have been there since, in Me, Xp Pro and Home. I just check my Windows 98 partition and I have them there. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15> As to what determines the numbers, only a geeky programmer would know. <img src=/S/smash.gif border=0 alt=smash width=30 height=26>

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    Re: Long obscure Folder Names (Win ME; IE6)

    I don't know how to program my VCR, but in this case I think those are just ramdonly generated "User ID" numbers. That number is under the "Identities" folder, so it likely points to a specific user -- Mike.

    In the WinNT-XP regime, users are assigned ramdom numbers to hide their identities. This makes it difficult for a hacker to automate stealing data from the user by simply looking in a folder under the user's name. I know Win9x does not normally use those (especially with a single user), so I am surprised that you state the WinME does. But... I have never really used WinME!

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