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Internet Explorer - Import and Export Cookies

How to Import and Export Cookies in Internet Explorer
Published by Brink
23 May 2010
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How to Import and Export Cookies in Internet Explorer


information   Information
Cookies are small text (.txt) files that websites put on your computer to store information about you and your preferences, such as your name, site login password, preferences, shopping cart info, and more.

This will show you how to import or export your cookies in Internet Explorer to use as a backup, or import into another computer or user account.

Note   Note
Each separate user account has their cookies stored in the hidden protected operating system folders below in their user folder.

Locations In Vista and Windows 7:

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

AND

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low


Locations In Windows 8 and 8.1:

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies

AND

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\INetCookies\Low






OPTION ONE
To Export Cookies in Internet Explorer
1. Open Internet Explorer.
NOTE: This would need to be the desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8/8.1, and not the modern IE.

2. Click/tap on the Files (Alt+F) on the menu bar, and click/tap on Import and Export. (see screenshot below)
Name:  IE_File.jpg
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3. Select (dot) Export to a file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Export-1.jpg
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Size:  39.2 KB
4. Check Cookies, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Export-2.jpg
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Size:  33.8 KB
5. Browse to the location that you want to save the exported Cookies txt file to, type in a name (ex: cookies.txt) for the .txt file, click/tap on Save, and click/tap on Export. (see screenshots below)
-export-3.jpg

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6. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)
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7. You can now use this exported cookie.txt file to select and import your cookies with.





OPTION TWO
To Import Cookies in Internet Explorer
1. Open Internet Explorer.
NOTE: This would need to be the desktop Internet Explorer in Windows 8/8.1, and not the modern IE.

2. Click/tap on the Files (Alt+F) on the menu bar, and click/tap on Import and Export. (see screenshot below)
Name:  IE_File.jpg
Views: 12204
Size:  47.1 KB
3. Select (dot) Import from a file, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Import-1.jpg
Views: 12997
Size:  39.4 KB
4. Check Cookies, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Import-2.jpg
Views: 13082
Size:  34.1 KB
5. Browse to the location of the exported cookie.txt file that you want to import, select the .txt file, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshots below)
-import-3.jpg

Name:  Import-4.jpg
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Size:  40.0 KB

6. Click/tap on Finish. (see screenshot below)
Name:  Import-5.jpg
Views: 13056
Size:  32.3 KB
That's it,
Shawn



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