Where is the cookies file on mac?
I'm writing a script with wget and need a cookie that is stored in firefox. I looked in ~/Library/Application Support/Mozilla as well as /Library/Application Support/Mozilla and in the package contents but couldn't find. From what I know it was a txt file in previous versions but now uses a different extension but still uses the name cookies.(extension).
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
I couldn't find it.
- Gecko default plugin
- Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
- The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
- DivX Web Player version 126.96.36.1993
- Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>
You have to go to your Macintosh HD -> users -> "username" folder's /Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles folder and then open the profile folder inside, which would be named something like xxxxxxxx.default for the "default" profile. Inside you'll find a bunch of files, including the database file cookies.sqlite where cookies are now stored.
Starting in Firefox 3.6 you can quickly open the current profile in Firefox from the Help menu, by clicking on "Troubleshooting Information" and, under Application Basics, clicking "Show in Finder" (Mac OS).
P.S. This forum topic may also help:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=1968701 Resolved:Need Help reading and saving individual cookies
Modified by AliceWyman
You can also use Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory > Open Containing folder
Once you find the cookies.sqlite file, here's another forum topic that may help you work with it: