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Re: Yahoo spying

Thanks Donna,
I hate to sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but I used Win98 for so long, that XP is a bit of a challenge. It's supposed to be easier, but...the Temp Internet files that can be viewed via your instructions also used to be able to be easily viewed via Windows Explorer. Not in XP.

XP and some of the other Win OS have (to me) a bizarre tree layout. Whereas My Documents is a folder in C, it now appears above C in the tree rather than below (meaning within) C.

When I open the temp folder from within IE Options it shows this as the location:
C:\Documents and Settings\Main\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
But I've searched the tree in Windows Explorer every which way and that path is not to be found. Perhaps MS hid it to keep me out of it. I don't know.

I did finally bring it up in Win Explorer by pasting the path from your internet options instructions into the search/find feature of Win Explorer. BUT, when I click "up one level" the last element of the path (Local Settings) isn't available.

It doesn't really matter. It's just something I need to get used to. I probably should find a class on XP.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 5:01 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Yahoo spying

Yep- that is the place! But Cathy is on a MAC, so....no clue! Look for a
temporary internet file.

Kitty, if you click on settings before deleting it all, you can see the
files and cookies that have been added... amazing how many show up in less
than a day.


-----Original Message-----

I'm not sure if this what she means, but in IE when you click Tools >
Internet Options  and then the General tab:
the center area that deals with your Temperory Internet files has buttons
delete cookies and delete files.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cathy Carpenter" <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2006 3:01 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Yahoo spying

> What is a "cookie/view file" and where would one find it?
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Jan 29, 2006, at 10:33 AM, Donna wrote:
>> Now a days, you have to realize that you are on a public media
>> anywhere on
>> the internet. What you say or do is being watched by someone.
>> Anyone can read these messages in the archives. At least with
>> yahoo, the
>> moderators can make them only available to the members of the
>> group- or the
>> world.
>> Check your cookie/view file and clean it out constantly. Even your
>> viewed
>> pages files can relay info without a per say cookie. Visit a hort
>> page and a
>> cookie check will appear. (I know why Chris has that, it is not to
>> spy on
>> you, just not revote a zillion and one times on a picture, I asked
>> him off
>> list)
>> All you can do is run a tight security so it warns you when someone is
>> capturing info... but then they find another way... sigh.
>> Donna
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