Disappearing cookies

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Once in a while my cookies disappear from my Temporary Internet Files. I have
no idea why this happens or why they eventually return either. I usually go
in each night and clear off the ones I don't need to keep, but once in a
while, they are all gone. I can still locate them in the "Cookies" folder, I
just don't understand why they come and go without any warning or reason for
that matter, from my Temporary Internet Files. Does anyone have any idea why
this oocurs? How can correct this?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Don't worry about it.

    As with anything involving Temporary Internet Files, this gets confusing.

    The "cookies" in the Temporary Internet Files Folder are just pointers to
    the real cookies.

    Real cookies are stored here >>
    %homepath%\Cookies
    or
    C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Cookies

    The Delete Cookies button deletes the cookies here >>
    %homepath%\Cookies
    or
    C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Cookies

    But it also deletes the pointers to the real cookies here >>
    %homepath%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
    or
    C:\Documents and Settings\Your Name Here\Local Settings\Temporary Internet
    Files

    If you manually delete a cookie file from the Temporary Internet Files
    folder, both the pointer to the Cookies folder and the cookie file located
    in the Cookies folder are deleted.

    If you delete a cookie from the cookies folder it leaves the pointer to the
    cookie behind. But it's worthless. Just like a shortcut that does not
    point to anything.

    To delete a cookie
    1 In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
    2 On the General tab, click Settings, and then click View files.
    3 Select the cookie you want to delete, and then, on the File menu, click
    Delete.

    To delete all of the cookies on your computer, click Delete Cookies on the
    General tab.


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    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:418DAF81-FD38-4193-8F1D-BF5186824B6D@microsoft.com,
    Tom <Tom@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
    > Once in a while my cookies disappear from my Temporary Internet Files. I
    > have no idea why this happens or why they eventually return either. I
    > usually go in each night and clear off the ones I don't need to keep, but
    > once in a while, they are all gone. I can still locate them in the
    > "Cookies" folder, I just don't understand why they come and go without
    > any warning or reason for that matter, from my Temporary Internet Files.
    > Does anyone have any idea why this oocurs? How can correct this?
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