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    moving cookies (IE 6.0)

    I'm switching to a new computer, from Windows 98 to XP. I want to transfer my cookies, the ones that give me easy log-on to various sites. Can I just copy the directory c:windowscookies or is there more to it. Also, does anybody have any experience identifying the keepers from the rest?
    Thanx, Al

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    Re: moving cookies (IE 6.0)

    Al--

    I think you can get it done easily using this tip from Tweak Central using IE's Import/Export Wizard. This wizard is included in IE 5.0 and Up so you're fine there. There may be a number of other ways people use to get this done:

    Importing / exporting favorites and cookies with Internet Explorer's Import and Export Wizard

    Here are some references for context:

    221523: Description of the Import/Export Wizard That Is Included with Internet Explorer 5.0 or Later
    172949: How to Change the Location of Temporary Internet Files
    221045: Unable to Export Favorites or Cookies
    158769: Emptying Temporary Internet Files Folder Leaves Cookies Files
    260897: How to Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder

    For managing and viewing Cookies I find these free apps very good:

    Karen Kenworthy's Cookie Viewer 3.3
    Jason Levine's Cookie Jar
    Empty Temp Folders 2.83 with 2.9 soon

    hth,

    SMBP

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    Re: moving cookies (IE 6.0)

    What I would do is to copy the cookies directory, lock stock and barrel, to the new location. Then, before starting Internet Explorer on the Windows XP computer, modify the path to cookies in the registry, located at the following key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionExplorerUser Shell Folders

    Modify the Cookies value to a valid path where the folder lives. You can also use this method of registry editing to move the location of your Temporary Internet Files folder without the logoff process that IE wants so badly.
    -Mark

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    Re: moving cookies (IE 6.0)

    Thanx everyone,
    It looks to me like import/export is the easiest. And the Karen cookie editor looks good too.
    Thank you all, Al

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    Re: moving cookies (IE 6.0)

    Thanks for this folder registry interaction.

    SMBP

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