When you use a program to enumerate the cache in Windows Internet Explorer 7, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
You use the FindFirstUrlCacheEntryW API or the FindNextUrlCacheEntryW API to enumerate the cache.
The cache contains cookies that do not have the path attribute specified.
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322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
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On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Key.
Type FEATURE_WININET_COOKIE_PARSE_PATH_KB929726, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type iexplore.exe, and then press ENTER.
Right-click iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
Type 00000001 in the Value data box, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
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Internet Explorer 7 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Internet Explorer 7 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
The FindFirstUrlCacheEntryW API and the FindNextUrlCacheEntryW API are the Unicode versions of the following Microsoft Windows Internet (WinINet) API functions:
This problem does not occur if you use the FindFirstUrlCacheEntryA API or the FindNextUrlCacheEntryA API to enumerate the cache in Internet Explorer 7. The FindFirstUrlCacheEntryA API and the FindNextUrlCacheEntryA API are the ANSI versions of the FindFirstUrlCacheEntry WinINet function and the FindNextUrlCacheEntry WinINet function.
For more information about the FindFirstUrlCacheEntry WinINet function, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site: