Location of cookies in Firefox Windows 7


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    Location of cookies in Firefox Windows 7


    Where are the cookies kept in Windows 7x86 using Firefox? I want to access them, and perhaps copy them.
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    joeyc100 said:
    Where are the cookies kept in Windows 7x86 using Firefox? I want to access them, and perhaps copy them.
    Hi,

    Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data | Firefox Help (mozilla.org)

    Cookies:
    • cookies.sqlite
      A cookie is a bit of information stored on your computer by a website you’ve visited. Usually, this is something like your site preferences or login status. Cookies are all stored in this file.
    Hope this helps,
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  3. Posts : 70
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    Yes, I know what a cookie is. The question was "Where are they?" Now the question is "where is .sqlite?"
    Joey.

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    Ok, about:support profiles gets me to cookies:sqlite, but the file is not accessible being "opened by another program". Copying the file elsewhere allows it to be opened, but it's just cryptic crap. IE11 kept its favorites in an easily accessible file called "Favorites" which could be easily modified and copied to other of my computers so as to maintain uniformity throughout my system.
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  4. Posts : 580
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    joeyc100 said:
    ....Ok, about:support profiles gets me to cookies:sqlite, but the file is not accessible being "opened by another program". Copying the file elsewhere allows it to be opened, but it's just cryptic crap. IE11 kept its favorites in an easily accessible file called "Favorites" which could be easily modified and copied to other of my computers so as to maintain uniformity throughout my system.
    The .sqlite file is a relational database, explained in the first link below. If you just want to view it, then scroll down near the the bottom of the article where you'll find this:

    How to Open Sqlite file using Browser Extension?

    Most of the major browser provides an extension that we can install in the browser. One of the popular Browser Extension for Opening SQLite files is SQLite Viewer.
    How to open and read Sqlite File ?

    There is also this:

    DB Browser for SQLite
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  5. Posts : 70
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    Thank you. I found cookies.sqlite on an older desktop, and copied it to a USB drive. I pasted it to my laptop and other computers.
    The net result was to revert https://news.google.com to its previous format which is far superior to the new format, since the format pattern flag apparently is contained in it's cookie.
    I wanted to "read" the cookie so as to modify it, if possible, but this works just as well.
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  6. Posts : 580
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
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    joeyc100 said:
    Thank you. I found cookies.sqlite on an older desktop, and copied it to a USB drive. I pasted it to my laptop and other computers.....
    ....I wanted to "read" the cookie so as to modify it, if possible, but this works just as well.
    Yes, that works well. In fact I copy and paste the entire contents of my Firefox profile to each new machine that I install Firefox on. Not only do I get all my cookies and bookmarks, but also all my Firefox settings too.
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  7. Posts : 70
    windows 7 ultimatex64
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    That is even a better idea than I had. Thanks.
    Joey.
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