The help and IE's cookies

May 20, 2008
10,511
77
Syracuse, NY, USA
Is the help ever going to stop deleting my IE11 cookies (and everything else in ControlPanel\InternetOptions\General\Settings\ViewFiles)?
 
May 20, 2008
10,511
77
Syracuse, NY, USA
1) Not reproducible here.
2) Those aren't your cookies, those are temporary cache files which could be deleted at any time by anyone (including IE).
Haven't we gone through this before? Do you see the cookie below? As long as it's there, my "stay logged in" at the forums works. As soon as I start the help, it, and everything else shown below (and more) disappear. And the "stay logged in" NO LONGER WORKS. It is, indeed, deleting my cookies. Using the help makes IE unusable!
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Jun 2, 2008
334
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2) Those aren't your cookies, those are temporary cache files which could be deleted at any time by anyone (including IE).
It most certainly does include cookies. The highlighted cookie in the screen shot below (from an x64 Win7 with IE11machine) is what was created when I pulled up this page, logged in and checked the box to stay logged in. Delete that (or any other cookie tied to a site I've chosen to keep myself logged into, for that matter) and I'm no longer logged in when I go back to the associated site. It's quite easy to notice having to log back into sites all the time.

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This Temporary Internet Files "view" is actually an aggregation of different folders due to the processing of the desktop.ini file in it (much like browsing to the Fonts folder, which actually shows the installed fonts regardless of where they physically are, rather than just what's in that folder).

At least on my machine, the actual cache files are in..
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

..and my cookies are in..
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies
 
May 20, 2008
10,511
77
Syracuse, NY, USA
Here's another look at it. Before starting TCC's help, I have two cookies from today ... one from Google and one from JPSoft.
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After starting the help, those two are gone.
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Jan 12, 2014
385
7
Switzerland, SO
This is an anoying bug, really.

Here it deletes the cache too in my

\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\IE\

right after I start the HELP ...

Win 10 Pro x64 with TC 20.11.40
 
Jan 12, 2014
385
7
Switzerland, SO
Tested with Build 46.

It does delete (at least parts of) CURRENT IE cache, right after I start the help ...

Here it does NOT delete cookies it seems (Win 10 Pro x64 (6.3.14393).