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How can I recover deleted cookies files?

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For some reasons which I don't know, all of my cookies got deleted several times. I need to find them, How can I find my past cookies with the help of sync system? Details: It seems the site: telegra.ph uses only cookies for the ability of edit a page by creator person, with no password, signup & signin. I need to find my cookies so that I can edit my created pages again. Also I need to can use those files in other devices, After find them how can I have that files to use in other computers except using sync.

For some reasons which I don't know, all of my cookies got deleted several times. I need to find them, How can I find my past cookies with the help of sync system? Details: It seems the site: telegra.ph uses only cookies for the ability of edit a page by creator person, with no password, signup & signin. I need to find my cookies so that I can edit my created pages again. Also I need to can use those files in other devices, After find them how can I have that files to use in other computers except using sync.

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Sync doesn't provide backup it only sync data back and forth and if password changes data is erased when login to firefox sync account.

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Cookies have an expiration date, so it might not be possible to recover/restore the cokies you are after. Cookies that persist across a session are stored in the cookies.sqlite database in the Firefox profile folder. Session cookies that are purged at the end of the session are never stored in the profile folder. You would need an older backup copy of cookies.sqlite to see if you can recover that old session.

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

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Dropa said

Sync doesn't provide backup it only sync data back and forth and if password changes data is erased when login to firefox sync account.

Thanks a lot for your notice and answering.

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cor-el said

Cookies have an expiration date, so it might not be possible to recover/restore the cokies you are after. Cookies that persist across a session are stored in the cookies.sqlite database in the Firefox profile folder. Session cookies that are purged at the end of the session are never stored in the profile folder. You would need an older backup copy of cookies.sqlite to see if you can recover that old session. You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

Thanks a lot for your notice and response. I have opened the profile folder (AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\c0gm8hb3.default-release-1-1639773496360) there is a cookies.sqlite file. What should I do with it now?

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cor-el said

Cookies have an expiration date, so it might not be possible to recover/restore the cokies you are after. Cookies that persist across a session are stored in the cookies.sqlite database in the Firefox profile folder. Session cookies that are purged at the end of the session are never stored in the profile folder. You would need an older backup copy of cookies.sqlite to see if you can recover that old session. You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

Thanks a lot for your notice and response. I have opened the profile folder (AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\c0gm8hb3.default-release-1-1639773496360) there is a cookies.sqlite file. What should I do now for recovering it if it would be possible?

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