IE11 normal Cookies are gone since Creators Fall Update

Since Windows 10 Creators Fall Update the normal Cookies in IE11 are gone.

In the folder where they used to be:

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies

there are now only a textfile named:

 "deprecated.cookie"

 that contains the line:

"Cookies are no longer stored in files.  Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."

So where are the Cookies stored now, and how to be able to Delete certain Cookies?

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Hi Anders,

The Fall Creators update may have changed, enhanced, or removed some features on your computer. However, we know that there's another way to access or get into the thing that we wanted to check. Regarding your concern with the Cookies, we suggest that you follow these steps to learn how to delete a certain Cookies:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer 11, then click on the gear icon at the top right of the browser.
  2. Now look for Internet options.
  3. Under Browsing history, click Settings.
  4. Once done, click on View files at the bottom of the dialog box.
  5. Choose the cookies that you want to delete, and you're good to go.

We're looking forward to your feedback.

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That only leads to

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

And in there are only like 20 COOKIE files. (And non of them are the ones I would like to delete...)
There should be like 50-75 cookies at least.

I use >>InternetOptions>Privacy>Settings>Sites to set Allowed Sites.  Perhaps I have like 125 Allowed sites there.
And I have >>InternetOptions>Privacy>Settings>Advanced set to BLOCK for both options, and I 'Always allow session cookies'.

A guess from me would be that the Cookies now are stored in the folder

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache

in the file called

WebCacheV01.dat

But that's just a guess.

IF they are stored there, then how to edit/delete them?

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We appreciate your response and the information provided, Anders! Upon checking, INetCache is the only folder that contains the cookies from Internet Explorer. However, we suggest that you provide us a screenshot of the WebCache Folder so that we can further isolate the concern.

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Hi, again.

In the folder

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache

there are only like 20 COOKIE files, as they are named (in the 'Internet Address'-field) when I sort on the TYPE-field.

All of them seems to be from the IE11 sessions when I start IE11 with "Run as Administrator".

In the Registry I have since several years back changed the location of Cookies at the Key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

to be like:

C:\MySettings\Cookies

instead of the standard.

And then all cookies from when IE11 when started normally ( = NOT as Administrator) always ended up at:

C:\MySettings\Cookies\Low

While the cookies for IE11 when started as Administrator, ended up at:

C:\MySettings\Cookies

In the folder

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache

there are now these files:

2017-11-14  08:37             8 192 V01.chk
2017-11-14  08:36           524 288 V01.log
2017-11-14  05:34           524 288 V01060DD.log
2017-11-14  05:44           524 288 V01060DE.log
2017-11-14  05:54           524 288 V01060DF.log
2017-11-14  06:14           524 288 V01060E0.log
2017-11-14  06:33           524 288 V01060E1.log
2017-11-14  06:34           524 288 V01060E2.log
2017-11-14  06:34           524 288 V01060E3.log
2017-11-14  06:35           524 288 V01060E4.log
2017-11-14  06:48           524 288 V01060E5.log
2017-11-14  06:52           524 288 V01060E6.log
2017-11-14  07:06           524 288 V01060E7.log
2017-11-14  08:15           524 288 V01060E8.log
2017-11-14  08:36           524 288 V01060E9.log
2017-11-14  08:37           524 288 V01060EA.log
2016-11-30  11:28           524 288 V01res00001.jrs
2016-11-30  11:28           524 288 V01res00002.jrs
2017-11-14  08:37           524 288 V01tmp.log
2017-11-10  11:07       173 015 040 WebCacheV01.dat
2017-11-10  11:04            16 384 WebCacheV01.jfm
              21 File(s)    182 476 800 bytes

So, the question remains; Where are the Cookies for IE11 when it's started normally (and not as Administrator)?

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 Where are the Cookies for IE11 when it's started normally (and not as Administrator)?

See if    dir/al/s   gives you any clues  (from  cd %UserProfile%)

FWIW I was able to check this with my VM's .vhdx (17025) and my own %UserProfile% but I don't have FCU yet.  Looks like there may have been a few changes.

 

HTH

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Hi,

type

shell:cookies

and/or

shell:cookies/low

in the Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer address bar....(there are two folders for high and low integrity processes)

Flash and other ActiveX controls (silverlight, adobe PDF) also have local storage capabilities. Refer to the respective Control panels to adjust each third-party activeX

Use InPrivate browsing to protect your private data. On domain managed networks, deploy your intranet applications as pinned sites... normally intranet sites do not link to external sites.

There is also a setting to "Empty Tempory INternet files folder when browser is closed" on the Advanced tab of Internet Options.  For a shared computer (eg. Library reference terminal) you should use InPrivate browsing or turn on the above setting to clear the cache after a user has closed the browser.

Rob^_^ wang'you

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Hi,

type

shell:cookies

and/or

shell:cookies/low

in the Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer address bar....(there are two folders for high and low integrity processes)

Next time I suggest you take the time to READ what's already been written - BEFORE you 'answer' something that doesn't help at all!

Your suggestion only leads to the folders I already wrote are now empty, and/or only contains the "deprecated.cookie" file.

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Sorry, the listing of Junction Points didn't help, it just shows the already old empty folders (with the  "deprecated.cookie" file), or the folder with the few Cookies from when IE11 is run as Admin.

WHERE the #"¤% have they hidden the cookies for a normal IE11 session ...

It must be in that WebCacheV01.dat file.

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Your suggestion only leads to the folders I already wrote are now empty, and/or only contains the "deprecated.cookie" file.

Not here.   FCU just installed and shell:Cookies looks like it did before.  One difference is that instead of   <obfuscated name>.txt  it is now given an explicit extension of  .cookie.

What we can't do any more apparently is use the special view via Internet Options and right-click Properties to see how a particular Cookie name is obfuscated.   The UI in Internet Options seems slightly different but the same functionality is still there.  However, there is a Delete command available for the items found for the special view, so as long as the actual associated obfuscated name gets deleted that would be OK.  Also, I think the search is working better than I remember.

Ah.  Now I see the point.   If you Open a "Cookie" in the special view with Notepad it is tied to the Deprecated.cookie so that is the content you get to read that way.  If you were able to find out which obfuscated name was the real match you would be able to read the real text.

Looks like for better functionality we would need to find an "app" which uses "Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."

 

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Ah.  Now I see the point.   If you Open a "Cookie" in the special view with Notepad it is tied to the Deprecated.cookie so that is the content you get to read that way.  If you were able to find out which obfuscated name was the real match you would be able to read the real text.

Looks like for better functionality we would need to find an "app" which uses "Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies."

I do not have ANY cookies for regular IE11 session.  I have those like 20 that are from when IE11 is started as Admin.

I have ONLY the file  "Deprecated.cookie"  in the folder that used to be for IE11 cookies.

And at least one another person has gotten the same problem since the installation of Fall Update:

https://www.cc-community.net/threads/windows-1709-internet-explorer-cookie-location.114289/

It's in German, but easy to understand.

But he's not getting any answer neither...

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