Removing unwanted pixels from your machine : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Net pages/postings viewed in IE4 and Netscape are stored in a cache.

To remove unwanted pixels from your machine.Go to Preferences in your browser and then advanced and delete your 'cache'. You may lose some recent Net sourced stuff along with the bad. Or you could examine the cache files and delete .jpg files which will remove unwanted pixels also. Dont forget to empty your recycle bin.

-- Concerned (, December 17, 1998


On WinNT boxes, the "\winnt\history" subdirectory needs to periodically cleaned out.

If you are getting any 'cookies" - look in your \winnt\cookies| subdirectory. If you want to keep your "yourdon" login, change the ...greenspun(1) cookie to "Read Only", then delete the rest. Or delete everything, and next time you reply to the forum, re-insert your name and user_id.

Win95? Don't know offhand.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, December 17, 1998.

Thanks for this info about NT! I found gazillions of cookies! Yikes, I couldn't believe there were so darn many of them there!

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-- Bobbi (, December 18, 1998.

Cookies can be used to track where you have gone on the internet and how long you have spent there. This is used by some services to try to target you for advertising, both on the Internet and through surface mail if you are ever silly enough to fill out one of those "You too could win a prize" forms on line. As if that was not bad enough, try this if you use a Microsoft browser - first clear your history. Then go to the DOS prompt. CD to "C:\WINDOWS\HISTORY". Then use the dos editor to read the mm256.dat file or the mm2048.dat file. The dos editor is in C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND by the way. Surprise - the data for history is still there - along with a lot of stuff you don't see in the history folder. And guess what - no windows based editor will ever find those files - try to find them with WordPad or MS Word or even NotePad - by doing file open and browsing for the file - they aren't there.

-- Paul Davis (, December 18, 1998.


-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw GA) (, December 20, 1998.

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