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Windows 7: How do I open the cookies folder?

09 Dec 2009   #1
robertpri

Win 7 - 64 Pro
 
 
How do I open the cookies folder?

Ran a scan and it shows 29 tracking cookies by name. But I can't open users\bob\cookies, or anything else related to cookies. In other versions, I could manually delete them, although they were in a different folder. "Search" does nothing.


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09 Dec 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The cookies folder is really here: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
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09 Dec 2009   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Type shell:cookies into start/search and hit Enter. That will give you the "normal" cookies. Tracking cookies hide in various places. Best is to run SuperAntiSpyware to flush them out.
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09 Dec 2009   #4
robertpri

Win 7 - 64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
The cookies folder is really here: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
Thanks! Good lord, could they have buried them any deeper?

Why can't I put a block on these? The same ones come up on all my computers [visit the same sites, I guess] but those are XP and easy to find. Can't super duper Norton's Security Suite "see" these and "block" them? I have to run other s/w to spot them.
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09 Dec 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I tell Internet Explorer and other browsers to not allow third-party cookies. For IE, go to Internet Options > Privacy, there should be an Advance button there. I put third-party cookies as block, if you want you can make first-party prompt but don't block. Next you can block individual sites from setting cookies by use the Sites button.
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09 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Download SurF File Manager

It will get into all those "hidden" areas that MS doesn't want you to access.
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10 Dec 2009   #7
robertpri

Win 7 - 64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I tell Internet Explorer and other browsers to not allow third-party cookies. For IE, go to Internet Options > Privacy, there should be an Advance button there. I put third-party cookies as block, if you want you can make first-party prompt but don't block. Next you can block individual sites from setting cookies by use the Sites button.
I have them set to "not allow" third party cookies, but it does not seem to stop them.
Further, I have tried that first party prompt, but it never tells you the name of the cookie. It just says it wants to set one, and there are times I want it, like my bank, favorite online stores, forums, etc.
Very annoying
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10 Dec 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The tracking cookies sneek in regardless what you do - unless you stay off the web. Run SAS from time to time to flush them out. They are pretty harmless anyhow. The other cookies in the cookie folder you can edit from time to time - what's the big deal? Can't have your cake and eat it.
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10 Dec 2009   #9
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Download SurF File Manager

It will get into all those "hidden" areas that MS doesn't want you to access.
Or you could just go into "Control Panel", "Folder Options", click "View" tab and check/un-tick these boxes...

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That's the first thing I do when I set up windows


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10 Dec 2009   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robertpri View Post
Why can't I put a block on these? ..........
Robert,

You could set Internet Explorer to block all cookies, then allow cookies per website instead. The tutorial below can show you more on this to help. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Cookies - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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