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Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

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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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Legend

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

-> 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

-> REMOVE CHECKMARK from CLEAR HISTORY WHEN FIREFOX CLOSES

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

-> Click OK on Options window

New User

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

Where is that text on my tab please?

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Legend

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

On the Screenshot click show individual cookies blue link

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

New User

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

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.

Legend

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

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

New User

Re: Where are cookies stored via Firefox on my harddrive?

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!