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Windows 7: Can't get into the Forum index page.

09 Jun 2010   #1
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Can't get into the Forum index page.

Normally I click on a desktop icon and go straight to the index page. Suddenly that icon takes me to the page that reads "What's happening" and shows the list of members"
I can get onto the general Discusion page via the link in a subscription email notification but when there clicking on Seven Forums takes me to the "What's happening" again. I can only get into the Forum index by logging out and going in as a guest. As soon as I log in I go to the same page again.
I have deleted cookies, Temp internet files, history all to no avail. Any ideas please and again apologies for wrong Forum but can't post to any other.
Feel a bit thick asking this
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09 Jun 2010   #2
z3r010

 

Erm, I have no idea.
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09 Jun 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hi Mitch

Cant welcome you to the Forum, you are not that new

In any event, if you go to hidden files etc, you can find the hidden cookies and deelte any SF cookies from there. I had a problem on a site and delted the normal way and found some still hidden. Hidden cookie location. You have to set the system to show hidden files first.

\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low
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09 Jun 2010   #4
z3r010

 

You could try going to the following page and selecting and deleting all cookies - vBulletin > My Cookies
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09 Jun 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Well Mitch its your choice, now. You can do it my way, which is hard and time consumming or John's way which is quick and easy. Your choice.
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09 Jun 2010   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I tried John's way, selected all the cookies, hit delete but the cookies stayed in place, unable to delete. No message rec'd.
Tried the long way but could not locate a "Roaming" folder. Have tried system restore before to the problem started but to no avail.
Any further thoughts please?
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09 Jun 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Mitch, we have to find a solution, we will miss you and want you to come in the front door

Show hidden files, before you try my solution.

How to see hidden files in Windows Vista
Works the same in 7

Johns idea, however, may have delted the hidden, too.
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09 Jun 2010   #8
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Well Mitch its your choice, now. You can do it my way, which is hard and time consumming or John's way which is quick and easy. Your choice.


EDIT: removed something, was telling Mitch to do something which he already told he had tried (I misread the post).
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09 Jun 2010   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well I think I have been ultra thick today. When I tried John's solution the list of cookies remained, I was expecting them to disappear but I think as I checked each box then hit delete, it did in fact delete them. I say this because I knocked off for a hour or so and took my dog for a walk in the sunshine. When I returned everything was back to normal. My dog who has a very high IQ said it was her infuence which I'm inclined to agree with but I think John played a big part for which, thank you. Please accept a little rep.
The front door is now open.
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09 Jun 2010   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Hi Mitch

Cant welcome you to the Forum, you are not that new

In any event, if you go to hidden files etc, you can find the hidden cookies and deelte any SF cookies from there. I had a problem on a site and delted the normal way and found some still hidden. Hidden cookie location. You have to set the system to show hidden files first.

\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low
Hi Richard
Although the problem is now sloved I did go back to your post as I was bemused by not being able to locate "Roaming" folder. I did in fact find the cookies in \Users\UserName\AppData\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies\Low
Having said that there is, I now realise more than one folder that contains cookies.
I learn something new everyday!!!!
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