I haven’t tested a cookie in a long time, so long I realized I didn’t know where cookies are stored on Vista. Finding cookies on Vista is more of a headache than I can recall in any other Windows versions. There are two directories:
Even though I had the path, I still couldn’t find the cookies. I finally learned what I needed to do was to remove a protection setting. (Even though I’m an administrator on the Vista laptop I was using and I have the annoying user control protection turned off, I still had to turn this file protection setting off as well.) I found two pieces of information especially helpful:
1. This post on Vista Annoyances: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winvista/1164397964
2. Learning that in Windows Explorer (on Vista), if you press F10 an old familiar toolbar appears that includes the much-needed Tools menu. Open up Windows Explorer, press F10 and you can see what I’m referring to.
I also need to make changes to my hosts file on Vista and had some trouble finding the file. I found the info I needed here: http://geekswithblogs.net/thibbard/archive/2006/12/13/ChangingYourHostsFileInVista.aspx