How to delete cookie files in Internet Explorer manually

This article describes how to delete cookie files from your computer manually.  This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.

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Steps to delete cookie files manually

To manually delete cookie files from your PCs, first determine the version of Internet Explorer.

 

Steps to determine your version of Internet Explorer

To determine which version of Internet Explorer you have installed on your computer, follow these steps:

1.Click Start, click Run, type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
2.On the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer.

Note If you do not see the Help menu, you may have to click the arrows in the upper-right corner to reveal it. In the About Internet Explorer window, the version that is installed is listed next to Version.

 

Steps to manually delete cookie files for Internet Explorer version 4.01 or version 5.0 for UNIX on HP-UX or Sun Solaris

1.Change to the .microsoft folder in the user’s home folder.
2.Change to the Cookies folder in the .microsoft folder.
3.Delete all .txt files that are located in this folder. For example, delete the [email protected] file.

Steps to manaully delete cookie files for Windows 98, for Internet Explorer 5, and for Internet Explorer 6

1.Exit Internet Explorer, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
2.Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
3.On the General tab, click Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, under Temporary Internet Files.
4.In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.

Steps to manually delete cookie files for Windows Internet Explorer 7

1.Exit Internet Explorer 7, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
2.Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
3.On the General tab, click Delete under Browsing History in the Internet Properties dialog box.
4.In the Delete Browsing History dialog box, click Delete Cookies.
5.In the Delete Cookies dialog box, click Yes.

Steps to verify that the cookie files are deleted for Windows 98, for Internet Explorer 5, and for Internet Explorer 6

1.Exit Internet Explorer, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer.
2.Click Start, and then click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER.
3.In the Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab, click View Files under Temporary Internet Files.
4.In the folder that you opened in step 4, verify that there are no text files.

Steps to verify that the cookie files are deleted for Internet Explorer 4.01 or 5.0 for UNIX on HP-UX or on Sun Solaris

1.Change to the .microsoft folder in the user’s home folder.
2.Change to the Cookies folder in the .microsoft folder.
3.In the folder that you opened in step 2, verify that there are no .txt files.

 

How to manage Cookies in Internet Explorer 6 :

Per-session cookies are not cleared until you close browser

Information about the Security Alert message for cookies in Internet Explorer and Outlook Express

Description of persistent and per-session cookies in Internet Explorer

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