JSI Tip 1936. Where are my Cookie files located?

Cookies are web page specific variables that are set on the client computer by the web server.

When you connect to a web site that uses Cookies, the Cookie Variables are sent to the web page you are browsing.

If you are migrating to a new computer, with a fresh install, it is handy to copy your Cookies.

Internet Explorer stores cookies at:

- Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows NT: \%systemroot%\profiles\%username%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 4.x for Windows NT: \%systemroot%\profiles\%username%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows NT: %systemroot%\COOKIES\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows NT version 3.51 and WFW: IE folder as Emcookie.dat.

- Internet Explorer 1.5 for Windows NT: %systemroot%\cookie.jar

- Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 98: \%windir%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 4.x for Windows 98: \%windir%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 5.0 for Windows 95: \%windir%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 4.x for Windows 95: \%windir%\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 3.0 for Windows 95: \Windows\Cookies\<UserName>@<Site Name>.txt

- Internet Explorer 2.0: \Program Files\Plus!\Microsoft Internet\cookies.txt

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