Thanks for the help. Unfortunately I am no further ahead. >From phpinfo I have copied and pasted the following: Configuration File (php.ini) Path php.ini I presume this means that the php.ini file is in the same directory as php. I have found a php.ini file in the same directory and edited it as below. I have copied and pasted the following from php.ini: 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?? 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. I looked further and in the environment area of phpinfo I found: TEMP C:\WINDOWS\TEMP TMP C:\WINDOWS\TEMP I am not sure if the above two lines are relevant. I also searched the php.ini file to see if the session.save_path could have been set twice - but alas no. The only thing I haven't done is edit the php.ini-dist file. I know this exists but I don't know what it's for or what it does. It still seems to me that php is picking up the wrong path from somewhere, but I don't know where. Or could it be that php is not initialising each time I reboot my PC. When does php initialise?? Thanks everyone for your help - I'm sure we can crack this one. Santilal -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of kasimir-k Sent: Sunday, 9 April 2006 9:35 p.m. To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] php session_start() function Santilal Parbhu scribeva in 09/04/2006 0:40: > I edited the first two files to make session.save_path c:\window\temp, and > rebooted my PC, but when I ran phpinfo(), I found that the seesion.save_path > was still /tmp. Make sure also that the directory you specify exists - and is "c:\window\temp" typo here, or in your php.ini, or is your system directory really "window", not "windows" ;-) Another gotcha I could imagine: make sure that in php.ini you don't have session.save_path set twice, first to C:\windows\temp and later to /tmp > So either I have edited the wrong php.ini file or it hasn't taken up the new > configuration. Any ideas on how to make it do this? phpinfo() tells you also the path of php.ini, in the first section there's entry "Configuration File (php.ini) Path" .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 !