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Grand Master Contributor

How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

I inadvertently deleted all my cookies. I need to restore the cookies as I need them to login to places such as ebay, etc. Where would I find the backup file(s) to be able to do this. Please help, I've been trying to do this myself with no luck for an hour!

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Support Forum Moderator

Re: How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

There isn't a way, unless you have created a backup of your Firefox profile. See Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles. Cookies are meant to be temporary anyway. Once you log back into Ebay and check mark the option to keep you signed in, there will be a new cookie set.

Grand Master Contributor

Re: How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

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Good job, Mozilla.

With all the options to Ask Before Deleting, you left off the one that would actually make a difference in my life.

Good Job.

Now, all I have is Mozilla cookies.

Yummy.

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Site Moderator

Re: How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

How and where did you delete cookies?

New Contributor

Re: How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

I accidentally clicked "remove all cookies" when I was editing cookies. My heart sank as I realized I clicked the wrong button. I was sure that something that important would have a verification step before actually removing all your cookies. I was wrong.

Site Moderator

Re: How do I restore cookies that I mistakenly deleted

You can remove some or all buttons in the Cookie Manager and use the Delete key instead to remove selected cookies.

Add code to the userChrome.css file below the default @namespace line.

The customization files userChrome.css (interface) and userContent.css (websites) are located in the chrome folder in the user profile folder.


@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

/* Remove buttons in Cookies: "View Cookies" window */
#CookiesDialog     button#removeCookie         {display:none!important}
#CookiesDialog     button#removeAllCookies     {display:none!important}
#PermissionsDialog button#removePermission     {display:none!important}
#PermissionsDialog button#removeAllPermissions {display:none!important}