My cookies folder is hidden/invisible, and because of this I can not access any websites which require cookies to be enabled. For example my yahoo mail will not allow me to access my inbox. When I login, it re-displays the same page & does not go to the inbox. If I go to explorer I cannot see the cookies folder, but if I try to create another one it says it already exists. Then if I go to a DOS command prompt I cannot see the cookies folder, but I can navigate to it & see the cookie files. I checked the cookies setting in the tools menu & it is set to the default setting. I think the cookies folder is supposed to be re-created on startup, but something is stopping it. It could be a virus, but I ran mcafee, spybot, & adaware & cleaned everything they found which was basically just cookies, no viruses. I would greatly appreciate any help or suggestions on what else to check. Thank you.