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Where is the cookies file on mac?

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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).

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~/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).


Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data

P.S. This forum topic may also help: Resolved:Need Help reading and saving individual cookies

Modified by AliceWyman

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You can also use Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory > Open Containing folder

See Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues

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Once you find the cookies.sqlite file, here's another forum topic that may help you work with it: