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Old 03-20-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

I need to format and reinstall XP and I would like to have a backup of my cookies to transfer to the new install. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

In the 'Cookies' folder in your profile directory. The directory will be hidden by default, but its there.
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Old 03-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

OK, This is what I found:

CDocuments and Settings\Default User\Cookies\index.dat

If I copy the Cookies folder to a flash card I should be ok, right?
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Old 03-20-2008, 07:17 PM   #4
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

Those arent your cookies. Yours would be undedr cDocuments and Settings\Moffat Cafe (or whatever your user name is)\Cookies

The index.dat file is an index, you want the individual txt files as well.

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Old 03-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

Yep. Copy index.dat as well.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

To replace it with a new XP os you would have to boot in a safe mode.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:51 PM   #7
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

in a cookie jar
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:13 PM   #8
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Default Where are cookies stored on XP computer?

Thanks bsobel, I unchecked: Hide Protected Operating System Files. Then I found my cookie jar.
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