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IE8 - History/Temp Internet/Cookies folders now hidden

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Kate, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Kate

    Kate Flightless Bird

    I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these
    folders now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably
    more important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I
    can make just these three folders visible again , please?

    Thanks
    Kate
     
  2. Leonard Grey

    Leonard Grey Flightless Bird

    The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    through the Internet Explorer interface.

    Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    ---
    Leonard Grey
    Errare humanum est

    Kate wrote:
    > I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    > would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    > which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    > Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    > the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    > they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    > weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    > box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these folders
    > now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably more
    > important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I can make
    > just these three folders visible again , please?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Kate
    >
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    +1

    Leonard Grey wrote:
    > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    > through the Internet Explorer interface.
    >
    > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Kate wrote:
    >> I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    >> would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    >> which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    >> Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    >> the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    >> they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    >> weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    >> box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these folders
    >> now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably more
    >> important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I can make
    >> just these three folders visible again , please?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Kate
     
  4. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    I agree, but with a caveat.

    That method deletes all files of the selected category(ies), and does not
    allow Selected Deleting. As a matter of personal preference, I delete all of
    the Temporary Internet Files everytime IE closes, but some people may not
    want to do that.




    "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:eMAbShaCLHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been through
    > the Internet Explorer interface.
    >
    > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    > ---
    > Leonard Grey
    > Errare humanum est
    >
    > Kate wrote:
    >> I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    >> would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    >> which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    >> Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    >> the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    >> they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    >> weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    >> box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these folders
    >> now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably more
    >> important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I can make
    >> just these three folders visible again , please?
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >> Kate
    >>
     
  5. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Leonard Grey <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    > through the Internet Explorer interface.
    >
    > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.


    What if you want to delete only specific cookies, or only expired cookies?
     
  6. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Rob" <nomail@example.com> wrote in message
    news:slrni16jhv.od.nomail@xs8.xs4all.nl...
    > Leonard Grey <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >> The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    >> through the Internet Explorer interface.
    >>
    >> Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    >> Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    >> here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    >> items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.

    >
    > What if you want to delete only specific cookies, or only expired cookies?


    You could open this folder and look at all the files, deleting what you
    want:
    C:/Users\User\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files
    This example is Win7, and would also depend on your login name.

    Or, you could go to Internet Options/General tab/Browsing
    History/Settings/View Files for IE8.
     
  7. Kate

    Kate Flightless Bird

    On Jun 11, 11:34 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I agree, but with a caveat.
    >
    > That method deletes all files of the selected category(ies), and does not
    > allow Selected Deleting. As a matter of personal preference, I delete allof
    > the Temporary Internet Files everytime IE closes, but some people may not
    > want to do that.
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.g...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:eMAbShaCLHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been through
    > > the Internet Explorer interface.

    >
    > > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    > > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    > > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    > > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    > > ---
    > > Leonard Grey
    > > Errare humanum est

    >


    > - Show quoted text -


    Quite so. With IE6, I could have the TIF folder emptied when leaving,
    but History remained untouched, which was how I liked it. Any cookies
    I no longer wanted, I deleted manually, leaving my "Always Allow" ones
    intact. I fear that IE8 was a jump too far for me from IE6 : too many
    new things to get accustomed to all at once. Some I could see the
    sense of and quite liked, but others seemed change for change`s sake -
    like making TIF, and History Folder protected operating system files.
    As I mentioned earlier, they weren`t in IE6, so why in IE8?

    I have now reverted back to IE6 and will probably stay with it until I
    am unable to view any webpages at all!

    Kate
     
  8. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Flightless Bird

    Check out the free program CCleaner from Piriform. It'll clean out temporary
    internet files, history, cookies, and more--and it allows you to keep any
    cookies you want. I run it before closing down the computer every day.

    Jo-Anne


    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:huudn3$ghr$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >I agree, but with a caveat.
    >
    > That method deletes all files of the selected category(ies), and does not
    > allow Selected Deleting. As a matter of personal preference, I delete all
    > of the Temporary Internet Files everytime IE closes, but some people may
    > not want to do that.
    >
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.grey@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:eMAbShaCLHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    >> through the Internet Explorer interface.
    >>
    >> Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    >> Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    >> here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    >> items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    >> ---
    >> Leonard Grey
    >> Errare humanum est
    >>
    >> Kate wrote:
    >>> I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    >>> would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    >>> which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    >>> Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    >>> the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    >>> they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    >>> weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    >>> box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these folders
    >>> now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably more
    >>> important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I can make
    >>> just these three folders visible again , please?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks
    >>> Kate
    >>>

    >
    >
     
  9. Jeff Strickland

    Jeff Strickland Flightless Bird

    "Kate" <kate@trik.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:b633c8d9-2144-4d50-8a83-ab7b14ec515c@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    On Jun 11, 11:34 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I agree, but with a caveat.
    >
    > That method deletes all files of the selected category(ies), and does not
    > allow Selected Deleting. As a matter of personal preference, I delete all
    > of
    > the Temporary Internet Files everytime IE closes, but some people may not
    > want to do that.
    >
    > "Leonard Grey" <l.g...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >
    > news:eMAbShaCLHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    >
    >
    > > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    > > through
    > > the Internet Explorer interface.

    >
    > > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    > > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options. From
    > > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    > > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    > > ---
    > > Leonard Grey
    > > Errare humanum est

    >


    > - Show quoted text -


    Quite so. With IE6, I could have the TIF folder emptied when leaving,
    but History remained untouched, which was how I liked it. Any cookies
    I no longer wanted, I deleted manually, leaving my "Always Allow" ones
    intact. I fear that IE8 was a jump too far for me from IE6 : too many
    new things to get accustomed to all at once. Some I could see the
    sense of and quite liked, but others seemed change for change`s sake -
    like making TIF, and History Folder protected operating system files.
    As I mentioned earlier, they weren`t in IE6, so why in IE8?

    I have now reverted back to IE6 and will probably stay with it until I
    am unable to view any webpages at all!

    Kate



    <JS>
    But you can delete the Temporary Internet Files and leave the Cookies
    intact. There are checkboxes of the kinds of files you want to retain and
    those that you want to go away. I thought you wanted to loose _some_ TIFs
    but retain others. That is not possible unless you go into the folder and
    selectively delete -- which s a bad idea, by the way.

    Click TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, and in the Browsing History section click the
    checkbox, DELETE BROWSING HISTORY ON EXIT, this will open a dialog box where
    you select the different categories of files to clean up on exit. You can
    delete these files an a random schedule, or on every exit.


    </JS>
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrjeff@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:hv34ij$uf1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Kate" <kate@trik.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:b633c8d9-2144-4d50-8a83-ab7b14ec515c@i31g2000yqm.googlegroups.com...
    > On Jun 11, 11:34 pm, "Jeff Strickland" <crwlrj...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> I agree, but with a caveat.
    >>
    >> That method deletes all files of the selected category(ies), and does not
    >> allow Selected Deleting. As a matter of personal preference, I delete all
    >> of
    >> the Temporary Internet Files everytime IE closes, but some people may not
    >> want to do that.
    >>
    >> "Leonard Grey" <l.g...@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:eMAbShaCLHA.5476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > The correct way to delete TIF, History and Cookies has always been
    >> > through
    >> > the Internet Explorer interface.

    >>
    >> > Open Internet Explorer and click Safety from the Command bar and select
    >> > Delete Browsing History from the menu to open up a page of options.
    >> > From
    >> > here you can choose a number of options. Place check boxes next to the
    >> > items you wish to remove and click Delete to cover your tracks.
    >> > ---
    >> > Leonard Grey
    >> > Errare humanum est

    >>

    >
    >> - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Quite so. With IE6, I could have the TIF folder emptied when leaving,
    > but History remained untouched, which was how I liked it. Any cookies
    > I no longer wanted, I deleted manually, leaving my "Always Allow" ones
    > intact. I fear that IE8 was a jump too far for me from IE6 : too many
    > new things to get accustomed to all at once. Some I could see the
    > sense of and quite liked, but others seemed change for change`s sake -
    > like making TIF, and History Folder protected operating system files.
    > As I mentioned earlier, they weren`t in IE6, so why in IE8?
    >
    > I have now reverted back to IE6 and will probably stay with it until I
    > am unable to view any webpages at all!
    >
    > Kate
    >
    >
    >
    > <JS>
    > But you can delete the Temporary Internet Files and leave the Cookies
    > intact. There are checkboxes of the kinds of files you want to retain and
    > those that you want to go away. I thought you wanted to loose _some_ TIFs
    > but retain others. That is not possible unless you go into the folder and
    > selectively delete -- which s a bad idea, by the way.
    >
    > Click TOOLS>INTERNET OPTIONS, and in the Browsing History section click
    > the checkbox, DELETE BROWSING HISTORY ON EXIT, this will open a dialog box
    > where you select the different categories of files to clean up on exit.
    > You can delete these files an a random schedule, or on every exit.
    >
    >
    > </JS>
    >


    It is possible to retain some TIF and not others - any sites added to your
    Favourites will have their TIF and cookies retained if you leave the top
    option ticked.

    --
    Dan
     
  11. big headache

    big headache Flightless Bird

    "Kate" wrote:

    > I have just upgraded from IE6 to IE8. After browsing using IE6, I
    > would regularly go to the History folder and remove those site entries
    > which I knew I wouldn`t want to visit again during the week.
    > Likewise, I would clear up the documents listed in My Computer. Now,
    > the History, Temporary Internet and Cookies folders are hidden because
    > they are included in the "protected operating system files". They
    > weren`t before, so why now, I wonder? I have unchecked the relevant
    > box in Windows Explorer Tools/Folder Options/View so that these
    > folders now appear, but that means, of course, that other, probably
    > more important, files are now visible too. Is there any way that I
    > can make just these three folders visible again , please?
    >
    > Thanks
    > Kate
    >
    > .
    >
     

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