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Stored Cookies

 3:16 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

Does anybody know where Windows 7 stores web cookies and content. I can't seem to find it in the normal places?



 3:24 pm on Jan 23, 2010 (gmt 0)

which browser?


 1:56 am on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

You should be able discover where your cookies are stored via the Internet Control Panel as explained in KB278835: How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer [support.microsoft.com]


 5:11 am on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

None of the standard methods work.

I also can not find where it's storing certain swf files from sites I'm working on.

I'm using IE 8 but even with firefox, I can't find all the cookies or the stored files.

I am able to find some of them with the browser by viewing, but not all of them.


 6:43 am on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Each browser has different settings. The article I linked to above explains how to get to the Internet Properties dialog (inetcpl.cpl). You can view the files directory from there or set where you want the files stored in IE.


 4:05 pm on Jan 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks bill,

Except the inetcpl.cpl method which I had already tried is not showing all the cookies or stored media.

I'm building a flash file that looks to see if the swf file already exists and tells the browser that if it has already been there, then don't play the movie, just go to the end frame.

On my XP system, I can find the swf, remove it, then test the file to make sure it works.

On Windows 7, it plays the first time, then won't play on revisits but I can not find the swf file to remove it and test like I can on XP.

Clearing cookie, all temp files, etc does not work. The file is being stored in some other location that I can not find and it appears to be hidden even after setting the folders options to show hidden files.


 4:27 am on Jan 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

In FF typing the following into the URL Address Bar will show you all the files that FF has cached with their locations:


See if you can't find it by looking through there.


 10:32 am on Jan 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

Try pressing the Windows key, and then typing the filename. Win7 search is good, might find it.

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