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Since I don't know where the person who will use my program has his cookies of IE history folder stored, I can't have a definite path. Is there some way for an AutoIt program to check where the IE history and cookies are stored?


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Since I don't know where the person who will use my program has his cookies of IE history folder stored, I can't have a definite path. Is there some way for an AutoIt program to check where the IE history and cookies are stored?

Read the registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\Cookie

This value contains the path of cookies folder

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders\History

This value contains the path of history folder

Use appropriate AutoIT function like

$sCookiePath=RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","Cookie")
$sHistoryPath=RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","History")

Hope this helps you

Vic

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Thanks :)

Just an add-on, if I delete these, will it delete the folder or a needed registry file?

or will this give me the path of the folders?

EDIT: Path, nevermind :D

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There seems to be something wrong with that script. When I create a MsgBox to show me the path, it comes up empty:

$sCookiePath = RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","Cookie")

MsgBox ( 0, "","" & $sCookiePath)

Was it something wrong I did?


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Hi,

MsgBox (64, "Cookie & History Path","Cookie : " & RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","Cookies") &  @CRLF & _
"History : " & RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","History"))

So long,

Mega


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There seems to be something wrong with that script. When I create a MsgBox to show me the path, it comes up empty:

$sCookiePath = RegRead("HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders","Cookie")

MsgBox ( 0, "","" & $sCookiePath)

Was it something wrong I did?

Sorry I miss an s for Cookies

Thanks th.meger

For your previous question:

if you delete registry values, you don't delete the path they define

next time you restart IE, the deleted values are recreated from same values defined under

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

Vic

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