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Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?


I can see how to remove a cookie, or remove all cookies, but I can't see how to VIEW these cookies in their notepad form via my local computer C Drive.

So that I can delete all but the ones I want to delete, or in fact view the contents of the cookie itself.

So where are they actually stored. I need someone to direct me via C:.... where you navigate to view them please.

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Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

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-> go to Tools Menu -> Options -> Privacy -> History section -> Firefox will: select "Use Custom Settings for History" -> REMOVE Checkmark from "Permanent Private Browsing mode" -> place CHECKMARKS on:

1) Remember my Browsing History

2) Remember Download History

3) Remember Search History

4) Accept Cookies from sites -> select Exceptions... button -> Click "Remove All Sites" at the bottom of "Exception - Cookies" window

4a) Accept Third-party Cookies -> under "Keep Until" select "They Expire"-> click Show Cookies button -> select the Cookies you want to Delete and click Remove Cookies -> click Close button


-> When using the Location Bar, suggest: select "History and Bookmarks"

-> Click OK on Options window

Modified by Hasan

Question owner

Where is that text on my tab please?

Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

On the Screenshot click show individual cookies blue link

-> select the Cookies you want to Delete and click Remove Cookies -> click Close

Modified by Hasan

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Thank you. I can now see how to change the settings, but no where in your explanation does it explain where on the C Drive does it store them. It shows only the list on Firefox itself.

I want to see the physical Cookie files.

Hasan 477 solutions 5600 answers

Open your profile folder:

-> At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox menu, go over to the Help menu and select Troubleshooting Information. The Troubleshooting Information tab will open.

-> Under the Application Basics section, click on Open Containing Folder. A window with your profile files will open.

At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (File menu in Windows XP) and then click Exit.

-> cookies.sqlite file

this stuff taken from https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Recovering%20important%20data%20from%20an%20old%20profile

Question owner

I've opened it, but it's an absolute jumble of crap and "NUL"s, with some queries and nothing I can make any sense of.

I'd like to see either a load of Cookie files (like I think IE does), or a list that is comprehensible, so that I can select a load of cookies and delete.

If this is how Firefox does it - man they make it utterly impossible!