Windows XP Home Edition, version 2002, Service Pack 3 Internet Explorer 8 Hello: Cookies generated by Internet Explorer include my family name in the username section of the cookie filename before the "@", e.g. Smith@microsoft.txt. I assume that is because my family name was used as the Windows user profile username. I want to remove that family name from future cookies. What do I have to do? Changing the Windows user profile username is not the solution, as new cookies are still created using the old username in the filoename, in the usual format of <username>@<domain>.txt. 1. So, does the username in cookies come from the <user> directory name? 2. If so, then is the solution to do this?: create a new Windows user profile, and then copy user data from the old user profile to the new profile as detailed here?: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;811151 3. I also read about another method that involves editing the registry key "RegisteredOwner" at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion, so I'm seeking to know the best method. 4. And, if I then do copy over the user data from the old user profile to the new profile, will my applications all work afterwards retaining my prefs, settings, etc., or will I need to edit any paths anywhere? Thanks!