Nonfunctional Privacy icon is displayed when you navigate back to Web sites

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SYMPTOMS

The Privacy icon is displayed in the status bar in Microsoft Internet Explorer or in Windows Internet Explorer when you use the Back command to navigate back to Web sites in your navigation history, but nothing happens when you double-click the Privacy icon. Cookies may or may not have been saved on your computer.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if you use the Back command to navigate back from a Web site on which cookies were restricted to a previously visited "file://" resource (for example, "C:\" or "\\server\share") or to an XML file, and then back to previously visited Web sites on which cookies may or may not have been restricted.

RESOLUTION

To work around this issue, quit and restart Internet Explorer.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Properties

Article ID: 306255 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.5
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 IA64
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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