Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What settings should I have set for Internet Explorer?

    Open IE, (7 or 8), click on General Tab

    Under Browsing History
    check off (Delete browsing History on exit)
    click on (Settings)
    select (Everytime I visit the webpage)
    click on (Delete)
    check off:
    Temporary Internet Files

    Click Delete

    Click OK

    Click OK

    Close all sessions of IE.





  • What privacy settings should I have set for Mozilla?

    Open Mozilla 15.x), click on Tools - Options- Privacy
    Select (Use custom setting for history)
    check off:
    Remember my browsing history
    Remember download history
    Remember search and form history

    Select ( Accept cookies from sites)
    check off:
    Accept third-party cookies
    select  Keep until (I close firefox)

    Select (Clear history when firefox closes)

    Click on (Settings) button
    Under History check off:
    Browsing History
    Download History
    Form & Search History
    Active Logins

    Click OK

    Click OK

    Close all sessions of Mozilla





  • How do I Delete the Contents of the Temporary Internet Files Folder in Internet Explorer?

    Please refer to Microsoft Support Article ID 260897

  • How do I delete cookie files in Internet Explorer?

    Please refer to Microsoft Support Article ID 278835

  • How do I Prevent Hotmail/Windows Live From Filtering Notices Of Electronic Filing From Your E-Mail Account

    1. Select Contacts from the Hotmail navigation bar.
    2. Follow the Safe List link.
    3. Type "" in the Safe List entry field.
    4. Click "Add".
    5. The new entry should now appear on the Safe List

  • I am having problems with ECF NEFs and my Yahoo account.

    1. Login to Yahoo Mail.
    2. Click on "Mail Options" on the right hand side of your screen.
    3. Click on "Filters" at the lower left hand side of screen.
    4. Click the “Add” Button.
    5. Assign a Filter Name - (e.g., NYED ECF)
    6. Underneath the heading "if all of the following rules are true..." go to the top row labeled "FROM header." Next to this you will see a drop down menu. Make sure to select "contains", then simply type “” into the box provided.
    7. At the bottom, where it says "Move the message to:", select "Inbox" from the drop-down menu.
    8. Click the "Add Filter" button at the bottom to add this filter.

  • Do I need to sign my ecf documents and then scan them?

    If your document was created using a word processor software, then it should be printed to pdf. There is no need to print, sign and scan to pdf.  Your ecf login and password is your signature.

  • How do I e-file on a Criminal case?

    A video tutorial on how to file on a criminal case is located on the Pacer site at :


  • How do I go about requesting attorney admission information?

    Please contact the court at (718) 613-2285 or (631) 712-6030

  • How do I know which EDNY courthouse has my case file?

    There are two Eastern District Courthouse locations: Brooklyn and Central Islip. Case files are available at the courthouse where the Judge assigned to the case is located. Call Intake Section for name of Judge OR check the Docket Sheet on Pacer (to register for an account, go to website at or call the Pacer Service Center at (800)676-6856 or (210)301-6440.)

    Even if the Judge listed in Central Islip, there is a chance that the file is in Brooklyn. It is best to call the CI courthouse before traveling.