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Windows 7: Evasive Cookies folder


09 Dec 2012   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Evasive Cookies folder

When you look into the Properties of the cookies folder, it is supposed to be at this location:

C:\Users\YourName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

Problem is, there is no cookies folder at this location. So I went back to the folder Properties > Location tab and moved it to a defined folder in My Documents. It did the move, but when I looked, my defined folder had also disappeared.

It gets better - when I want to move the folder back with the default button, it says that a folder of that name already exists at that location.

Now all of that is not really a problem. But it is a strange phenomenon that I don't understand. Anybody have a clue.


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09 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

It's a Hidden, System Folder.

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09 Dec 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Code:
EDIT: Rich was faster :):

Cookies folder is a "protected operating system folder", so showing hidden files and folders is not enough. To see Cookies folder you need to unselect Hide protected operating system files in Folder Options:

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Now you can see Cookies:

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Kari


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09 Dec 2012   #4

7 x64
 
 

Yes it is a hidden Sys folder. I have the system set to show those folder and I have it exactly where you said it was.
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09 Dec 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Aha, that clarifies it. Thanks guys.
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09 Dec 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Just for more info.

Cookies - Delete
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09 Dec 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I just delete them in the folder itself. Then I can choose to keep the login cookies.
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