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    2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    A while back I moved my "Temporary Internet Files", including the "Cookies" folder, to a separate Partition; (G.

    Now I find that I still have a cookie folder under Cocuments and Settings"ashbestush" which contains Cookies that are still being modified!!!

    I just ran CookieWall and it was those (C:....) that it found, not the ones in the new partition, G:.

    How did this happen and how can I permanently get rid of the folder in C:... and combine all cookies in G:?? (Will CookieWall work if they are only in the relocated TIF folder?)

    Seems there must be some Registry pointers somehow miss-set.

    (I am the only User and have admin rights...)

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    How did you "Move" these folders?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    I "believe" I moved them from within IE.

    BTW: IE says they are in the new "G:..." location, but STILL some are updated/modifed in the C: ..User folder.......

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    There are some folders that MUST be in the OS partition. If you did NOT use the likes of TweakUI you have missed someting if NOT several items. Remember that there is two cookie locations for each account, one under the user account (cookie folder) and then they are also listed in the internet temp folder.

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    Sorry, but there is only one cookie location per user. The cookies you see in TIF are copies of what is in the cookie folder.

    If you want to move your folders around, modify these two keys:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerUser Shell Folders
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerShell Folders

    Remember to move everything out of Cocuments & Settingsusername... to the new locations.

    I've run into two problems doing this.
    1. I keep changing the CD Burning folder to somewhere out of Cocuments & Settingsusername and it keeps getting changed back automatically by Windows at some point.

    2. I have problems with tray icons not appearing if the apps are moved out of Cocuments & SettingsusernameStart MenuPrograms at reboot. The workaround to this so far seems to do a logon/off immediately after a reboot. See http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...b=5&o=21&fpart=

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    OK, I've straightened out the duplicate Cookie folders by modifying the two keys you suggested.

    Now I notice a new one. I also have two History folders as shown in the pic of folder tree in the attachment.
    The folder; G:History is the "special" History folder that one would expect.
    The folder G:TempHistory has subfolders as shown with a single index.dat file in the bottom folder.

    If you try to delete the index.dat file or that group of folders, access is denied.

    If I search the Registry for G:TempHistory, I find no pointers. How can i get rid of this folder??

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    There's a tip at http://www.spywareinfo.com/articles/cleansweep/ that might help. This is for the TIF folder but should also work with with anything that the Explorer shell has hooked:

    In Windows 98, it is relatively simple to delete Internet Explorer's data cache from the command prompt (outside of Windows). Since moving to the NT platform, however, I've found it "impossible" to do. Until now, that is. Apparently, there's some kind of bug in IE6 where the browser will slow down and start eating up 100% of the CPU cycles. This could be caused by a corrupt cache - and cannot be cleared through the Internet Options dialog. Thanks to WARP2SEARCH.NET for providing a pointer to the solution! Even if you're not having problems with IE, stepping through this routine every other month is advisable. Launch a command prompt (CMD.EXE) and navigate to C: Documents and Settings [Username] Local Settings Temporary Internet Files Content.IE5. Close all OTHER running applications. Pull up the Task Manager (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC), right-click the EXPLORER.EXE process and select the "End Process" option. All you should have on the screen at this point is your Command window. Go ahead and enter: "del index.dat" (sans quotes). If need be, use extra switches to get rid of it (and any strangely-spelled subdirectories in the Content.IE5 directory). If you don't understand what I mean, you shouldn't be doing this tip. Click your desktop and restart the Windows Explorer. Pull up the Task Manager again, flip to the "Applications" tab, and press the "New Task" button. Enter: "explorer" (sans quotes). YMMV!

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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35> Bingo WJ....... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I've filed that one away........that's good stuff


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    Re: 2 active Cookie Folders??? (XP)

    In NT versions, i log on with a different user account and use winfile (you need to swipe it from an older NT cd if you use winxp) to browse the folders and delete the index file. If you only delete the folders, the folders will be receated, in duplicate.

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