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Why SAS files in IE Cache?

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I don't use IE. I use Firefox. I cleaned the IE cache a few days ago but now I see that there are a bunch of SAS files in it.

Why is that? Is that OK?

--Larry

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I don't use IE. I use Firefox. I cleaned the IE cache a few days ago but now I see that there are a bunch of SAS files in it.

Why is that? Is that OK?

--Larry

They are likley from our downloading updates - nothing is harmful.

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SAS should be scanning it by default unless you have made some exclusions that keep it from happening. In any case, FF keeps it cookies in a file called (amazingly enough) cookies.txt

The cookies.txt file is in your FF profile. There can be more than one profile, but on my WinXP system, it is a folder located at

C:\Documents and Settings\OWNER\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

The profile folder is a strangly named folder; for example, gu048axy.default

OWNER in the above pathname is whatever you log in as on Windows.

Note that some of the above named folder are hidden so you need so make them visible if you want to actually find the FF profile folder.

However, SAS should be scanning the cookies anyway.

--Larry

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I think it certainly is safe. The FF cache is different than the IE cache in that cookies are not stored in the FF cache. There are other differences too.

What is your concern about SAS doing its default scanning of almost everything on your disks?

--Larry

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