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Windows 7: Google resets personal settings


16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Google resets personal settings

I want to change several things in Googles settings but it always gets back to default. Is this a problem with Google or Windows? I guess it's something with Windows since it was the same thing with Vista and I have not found any info about any bug about this with Google. Is it some cockie that's get deleted for some reason? Is it stored in a coockie at all? Is it NOD32 that deletes it without telling me?
Starting to get realy annoyed about this now.

So al you Gurus, please help!


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16 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello, Welcome to the Forums!
Are you referring to Google Chrome?
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16 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the welcome!
No I'm refering to standard Google search engine in conjunction with IE 8.
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16 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Exactly what gets reset?
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17 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Every settings like how many results I want, what language I want the searches to be done in, that I want result to be open in a new window (or in this case tab). Everything of that gets reset do default. It seemes like it resets everytime I stat google almost. I havent tested but since it is almost always resetet I asume that.
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17 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you checked in your Internet Options to see if it is set to allow cookies, or delete them automatically?

Do any other sites (such as SevenForums) remember you, if you check the Remember Me box?
If not, are you using any programs (such as CCleaner) to automatically clean the computer?
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17 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Those are actually set on Googles servers I believe BUT in order to know who you are the standard practice is to place a cookie in your coockies cache to identify you.

If you have accept cookies turned off or you frequently wipe your coockies/cache files then that'll remove any personalization from a lot of web sits.

Cookies are "evil" when used for evil but they do have an actual working purpose and that kind of thing is exactly what they were meant for

[edit] heh Johnathan typed faster than me [/edit]
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17 Dec 2009   #8

 
 

Did you click the "Save" box in google settings?
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17 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Do any other sites (such as SevenForums) remember you, if you check the Remember Me box?
If not, are you using any programs (such as CCleaner) to automatically clean the computer?
All other sites I have been on remembers my inlog and settings with no exceptions. Including this one.
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17 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Did you click the "Save" box in google settings?
Ohh Yes I did.
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