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Q: Cookie File Name

After installing the latest Microsoft patches that were released on Tues I noticed that all my cookies being installed after the update have weird file names such as ENV8RRRH. Prior to the updates the file names in the cookie folder were listed as user [email protected] with a file name you could recognize such as user [email protected] This was helpful in determining what cookies to manually delete. Now you have to open each individual cookie file in notepad to try to determine if I want to save it or delete it which is a real pain. I don't want to delete all the cookies because some I need such as accessing my bank account log on information. Anyone have an explanation on why this format was changed in IE9 and if there is a solution.


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A: Cookie File Name

I think that you are more interested in saving your important cookies, and deleting the uninportant ones. I feel the same and handle it this way.
Download ccleaner
Check the cookies category for deletion (there are two) untick system temporary files.
Use the computer for a while, go to your sites and make your bank deposits, buy your stocks etc. Then go to the cookie listing and right clikc both columns and then click intelligent scan. The garbage cookies will not be touched but the valid ones will be saved.
That being said, I would make a scan with malwarebytes and my anti virus, just to be sure that the cookies that appear constantly are not malware
Good luck
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A:Help locating a file to help my ethernet work again

Check for optional Windows Updates, specifically a network driver. The most common name is Realtek.

And/or try installing this driver. - Software: Drivers & Utilities

If still no go, which computer do you have?
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I missed to say that there is an easier alternative method to copy files with properties is by creating image of the files need to be copied. For example, iso, daa , bin, etc.
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A:Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is FAT32

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A:Home Network Routing - Using a Switch for file transfers?

Weakest link in the chain prevails.


ISP=Router--switch-- PC{1+}
+--- other device(s)

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Did you finally get this solved?
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A:Delete file in pen drive

Likely you need to ensure that the pen-drive has the NTFS permission for <everyone> to be full control.

Use any Administrator Login, insert the Pen Drive, right click the pen-drive-letter -> Properties->Security
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can you open ANYTHING on that external device?
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A:My 500GB Buffalo external HDD became RAW file system

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A:File recovery

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A:Error copying file or folder

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delete the partition(s), define new one(s) and then format

the command prompt FORMAT /? will explain how
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On the machine with the card, if you open My Computer, how does the SDHC card appear
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A:File sharing won't enable

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A:Create a batch file to remove network activity

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jalba said:

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the checklist you sent me

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I want to transfer files between an xp pc and a vista laptop. I only have straight through cables but I was wondering if you can tell the network card to work as crossover. Any feedback is appreciated.Click to expand...

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Recovery Software

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Len613 said:

On my desktop computer I dragged my My Documents folder to my flash drive.Click to expand...

That's a new one

Sounds as though you must have created a shortcut to your My Documents folder files
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FYI, my PC was bought in Sept 2004. Is there any method to check out the problem(s)?

Thank you for your help indeed.


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Please run Memtest on your Ram
And confirm all your Device Drivers are up to date

You could also run a Drive Diagnostics on your HardDrive
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There are ways to recover it until that space is overwritten. And forensics experts can tell when it was done and who was online at the time, but you will likely be unable to do so.
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Download HostMan
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the external has NTFS on it and permissions restrictions.

login to an admin account
plug-in the external HD
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That is part of an evil investation.
Take a look at this,
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With a decent firewall, you would create rules like:

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try running a chkdsk on the drive

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Zoom ADSL x6 router

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4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again


Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)


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Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

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Try this

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get the emotion out of this and try to see BOTH sides.

the fix is quite simple

boot into SAFE MODE
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'take ownership' of it
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