Hey thanks guys, Finally cracked it. There was another file called php.ini in the c:/WINDOWS/Temp directory. I don't know why there were two (here and one in the php directory). Anyway I changed the seeion.save_path in the Windows one, and that solved the problem. Thanks for all the help - I have been tearing my hair out over this one. Cheers Santilal -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of kasimir-k Sent: Monday, 10 April 2006 2:19 a.m. To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] php session_start() function Santilal Parbhu scribeva in 09/04/2006 11:13: > Configuration File (php.ini) Path php.ini > > I presume this means that the php.ini file is in the same directory as php. Hmm... I'd expect to see absolute path for php.ini... but I don't know. > session.save_handler = files ; handler used to store/retrieve data > session.save_path = c:\WINDOWS\Temp; argument passed to save_handler > ; in the case of files, this is the > ; path where data files are stored > > The directory c:\WINDOWS\Temp is exactly as in my directory structure. This > looks right to me - any comments?? It looks right... > After re-booting I got the following from phpinfo: > session.save_handler files files > session.save_path /tmp /tmp > > This suggests that the changes I made did not work. True. Makes me think that PHP isn't finding the php.ini. Try moving it from php dircetory to C:\windows and restart Apache (no need to restart your computer). http://php.net/manual/en/configuration.php Or plan B: set the value in httpd.conf, .htaccess or script level using ini_set() http://php.net/manual/en/function.ini-set.php http://php.net/manual/en/ini.php .k -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !