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(Solved) - Cookies Folder disappeared - poof along w/dsktp shtct

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  • Started 1 year ago by deGenova
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deGenova
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I moved my desktop files recently to an external drive. I noticed today that the shortcut folder to "Cookies" is gone. This is a folder that I would check and clear constantly - I did NOT delete it.
I looked for the 'source file' (see image below) in the appropriate manner and its NOT there where it always was before.

Hidden folders box is UN-checked.

When I input shell:cookies" in search a file appears - I right click to open as admin - nothing.

Even though it appears in the search window (see image below) I right click to "Open as admin" result - Nada -

I also click on the "File Location" and it takes me to the right place (image below) but nothing is there.
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Images to show - Correct search method.................Bottom image is a Search result from "Start"

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jIP-...../FINAL.jpg

Posted 1 year ago
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whs
whs
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This is an interesting phenomenon indeed. It is the same here - no cookies folder can be found in Appdata.

What is even more interesting - I defined a folder in My Documents and moved the cookies folder there (with the Move button in Properties > Location tab). Guess what, it made the move but then the folder I had defined in My Documents had disappeared too. Very strange.

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whs
whs
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I think I found the solution. See picture:

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deGenova
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whs..............that did it............after an ominous warning pop up.............I now have a cookies the folder back...........I guess thingsget "checked" inadvertently? OR as my suspicious mind is wont to do sometimes - maybe a "cookie" insert was designed to 'check' that box - because it was always un-checked before.........:)

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whs
whs
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I think the box is checked by default.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Your settings can get changed after Windows Updates.

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whs
whs
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Not those.

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deGenova
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whs
whs
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We are all volunteers and do not accept money. But thank you anyhow.

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deGenova
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OK..........:)

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