Local Storage in IE 8 and up

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Local Storage in IE 8 and up
Where IE stores data 
Robert DeFazio




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Joined: 2010-11-07
When trying to find a location where storage is permitted in protected mode in IE 8 and up, you should bear in mind that you can create a folder in C:\Users\<logged in user name>\AppData\LocalLow. This is a folder that is usually not visible unless you have made system folders visible in the Windows Vista or 7 settings. Once you have navigated to that folder, you can create a folder of your choice using (in VB.NET) my.computer.filesystem.CreateDirectory(). The folder name is durable, i.e. it will not vanish once you close out IE, so you can store data that needs to survive beyond a single browser session. If you are using Windows XP, the path can be obtained with the following VB code:

Path.Combine(Mid(My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments, 1, InStr(My.Computer.FileSystem.SpecialDirectories.MyDocuments.ToLower, "\my documents") - 1), "Application Data")
Posted 07 Nov, 2010 16:46:37 Top
Eugene Astafiev


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Joined: 2007-07-25
Hi Robert,

Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
.NET, Extended MAPI, Windows Phone & RT
Posted 08 Nov, 2010 11:50:58 Top