Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder

Posted: 06-22-2006, 02:46 PM
Hello All,

I am working on to package an application for Windows Vista using Wise
Package Studio 5.5.

However I am unable to make the "Search for File" ScriptAction work
properly when searching for files in the cookies folder:

C:\Users\{UserName}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Wind ows\Cookies\

The files exist, but this particular ScriptAction is unable to find the
files in this folder.

I am using Package Studio 5.5.

Any thoughts on why this is happening? Are there any permission on the
OS that are preventing the directory search?

The ScriptAction works fine on searching the Cookies folder on Windows XP.

Thanks
Saqib

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Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder


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saqib ali
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Re: Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder
Posted: 06-22-2006, 03:11 PM
> The currently logged on user only has access to their folder inside the
> users directory ... they will be unable to access any other user's directory.
> Even if the currently logged on user is an administrator.
The script only searches the directories to which the logged in user has
access to. So it is not the permissions issue.
> One thing I did note, is that when I browsed to that directory in Windows
> Explorer, it showed all temporary internet files, not just cookies. This is
> incorrect behavior; the Cookies folder only contains cookies, no other
> content.
Actually this is the "normal" behaviour for Internet Temporary Files
folder, even in XP and 2000. The cookies directory is a separate folder,
but all the Cookie Objects are visible under the "Internet Temporary
Files" folder as well.
> To double-check and see what is in the folder, you should browse to that
> folder in a command prompt and do a directory listing.
Yup already did that. The file is there. :-)

> Also as a sidenote, the user name of the logged on user and the directory
> inside the users folder that corresponds to that user doesn't have match...
> For example, if you create a user named "public", windows sets that user's
> profile folder to "public.COMPUTERNAME".
Already looked into this. NOTE: if you are part of a Domain you might
get a directory similar to {UserName}.{Domain}

Thanks
Saqib

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Jimmy Brush
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RE: Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder
Posted: 06-22-2006, 04:10 PM
> Any thoughts on why this is happening? Are there any permission on the
> OS that are preventing the directory search?
Hello,

The currently logged on user only has access to their folder inside the
users directory ... they will be unable to access any other user's directory.
Even if the currently logged on user is an administrator.

If that's not the problem stopping you ... I'm not sure what is.

One thing I did note, is that when I browsed to that directory in Windows
Explorer, it showed all temporary internet files, not just cookies. This is
incorrect behavior; the Cookies folder only contains cookies, no other
content.

To double-check and see what is in the folder, you should browse to that
folder in a command prompt and do a directory listing.

Also as a sidenote, the user name of the logged on user and the directory
inside the users folder that corresponds to that user doesn't have match...
For example, if you create a user named "public", windows sets that user's
profile folder to "public.COMPUTERNAME".
Polarina
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RE: Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder
Posted: 06-22-2006, 09:15 PM


"Jimmy Brush" wrote:
> > Any thoughts on why this is happening? Are there any permission on the
> > OS that are preventing the directory search?
>
> Hello,
>
> The currently logged on user only has access to their folder inside the
> users directory ... they will be unable to access any other user's directory.
> Even if the currently logged on user is an administrator.
>
> If that's not the problem stopping you ... I'm not sure what is.
>
> One thing I did note, is that when I browsed to that directory in Windows
> Explorer, it showed all temporary internet files, not just cookies. This is
> incorrect behavior; the Cookies folder only contains cookies, no other
> content.
>
> To double-check and see what is in the folder, you should browse to that
> folder in a command prompt and do a directory listing.
>
> Also as a sidenote, the user name of the logged on user and the directory
> inside the users folder that corresponds to that user doesn't have match...
> For example, if you create a user named "public", windows sets that user's
> profile folder to "public.COMPUTERNAME".
The cookies can contain information like passwords to sites like the ones
you checked "Remember me".
saqib ali
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Re: Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder
Posted: 06-23-2006, 12:06 PM
Polarina wrote:
> The cookies can contain information like passwords to sites like the ones
> you checked "Remember me".
I don't think any sensible web developer will put password in a cookie.

The "Remember Me" function merely looks for existence of a cookie
associated with the particular site, and some encoded string (which is
not the password!) in the cookie.

Thanks
Saqib

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mmmmark
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Re: Windows Vista and "Search for File" in the Cookies Folder
Posted: 06-23-2006, 01:24 PM

"saqib ali" <docbook.xml@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Polarina wrote:
>
>> The cookies can contain information like passwords to sites like the ones
>> you checked "Remember me".
>
> I don't think any sensible web developer will put password in a cookie.
>
> The "Remember Me" function merely looks for existence of a cookie
> associated with the particular site, and some encoded string (which is not
> the password!) in the cookie.
>
> Thanks
> Saqib
>
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>
I have seen passwords that were in the clear in cookies. Makes it all the
more important to not duplicate passwords between important and relatively
unimportant functions.

-Mark


 
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