Location of Cookies folder in Windows 10

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  1. I have Windows 8.0 and there is no “cookie” location or file in C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindows
    Cookies exists there under the user but the folder is empty.

  2. i cant find cookies folder in my win8 on this location C:UsersAMU`ZAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindows

  3. In the directory at the top, type: C:UsersAMU`ZAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsCookies
    The file is hidden for secirity

  4. Thanks for the post, but there is no such folder in my Win 8. Period. In Users, Heather Ceana (that’s my user name) there is Application Data, which contains only a Microsoft folder, which contains only a forms folder. So, where are the cookies? I don’t want to delete ALL of my cookies, but I’m sick and tired of Microsoft hijacking my computer and hiding things from me. This post is not accurate.

    Windows edition: Windows 8
    copyrighted 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    System type: 64-bit Operating System, x64 based processor.

  5. I have mentioned above and reconfirm. In Windows 8, the Cookies are stored in this folder:

    C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCookies
    Make sure you are set to, via Folder Options, Show Hidden as well as System protected files and folders.

  6. There is no “INetCookies” or “Cookies” folder in that location. And I can view plenty of hidden files and folders. Anand I’m sure your machines have that directory. I’ve used computers since 1984. I’ve had a laptop since 1985 when they were $5,000. So I know my way around a windows machine way back to Windows 3.1 and Windows 95. And DOS. For me, Jorge, Mizz, Amu’z, Heather, & Ryan, there is NO Cookies folder there. I do see a lot of cookies in the (hidden) Temporary Internet Files folder in that location.

  7. The folder isn’t visible. You have to copy and paste the filepath, substituting [username] for your Windows account name.

  8. No, Bill. I’m looking at the entire path. I am there at the directory C:UsersMichaelAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindows. I see many hidden directories.
    There is NO subdirectory called Cookies or INetCookies on my PC. Although YOU may see these directories, that doesn’t mean they are on everyone’s PC’s just like yours.

  9. If it ain’t there then you have either set the file path for cookies to something else or there is something wrong with your computer. It is a standard file path for Windows 7.

  10. Windows Cookies;
    First go to Control panel, then select “Folder Options” and “View ” tab.
    Deselect “hide protected operating system folders” and select “show hidden files folders and drives.
    Then “apply”
    Now you can go to
    Windows 8;
    C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCookies
    Windows 7;
    C:UsersusernameAppDataLocal(or Roaming)MicrosoftWindowsCookies.

    Tip:
    Don’t delete annoying or spying cookies, open them with notepad, (take ownership under security settings if need be) Delete all contents then save them again as “read only” (do for each relevant cookie)
    That takes care of most spy cookies or adware cookies for good.

  11. You are right about that, I can see invisible folders at that location as well. And no INetCookies. But when I copy the filepath (or just append INetCookies) it seems the folder does exist.
    Blogpost IS accurate. Things have changed since 1984 ;-) Ad veredundiam not by the way.

  12. Well I’ll be. I pasted the filepath, and there it is, just like Bill said. I had not realized that pasting the filepath would allow us to view any more folders than just clicking around. I was wrong. Thanks Josef and Bill. I now have access to my INetCookies folder.
    Yes, I’m eating crow, and it’s not very tasty, LoL !

  13. I have Windows 8 and was able to find cookies via C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsINetCache

  14. What about Windows 10…Please Suggest me how to find the cookies of different browser ?
    as By entering shell:cookies in command prompt it is taking to me cookies related to I Browser only!!!

  15. So, just to make sure, C:UsersCookies is a junction point or hard link for the actual Cookies folder, right?

  16. “In Windows 10 you may open Run box, type shell:cookies and hit Enter to open the Cookies folder. It is located here:” I tried this, cookies folder contains only one file named deprecated.cookie. I opened it by notepad, which showed “Cookies are no longer stored in files. Please use Internet*Cookie* APIs to access cookies.” Where do I find cookies?

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