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Flash Cookies used to be located in ~/.macromedia. This folder no longer exists in Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I chose to install Flash via the Ubuntu Installer option. So where are the Flash Cookies now located? I've tried searching for .sol files with no luck - and yes I have "Show Hidden Files" enabled in File Manager. Does anyone know where they're stored now?

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I have a ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player folder with in it dirs and #SharedObjects settings.sol is inside ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/ and serveral other sub-dirs :) – Rinzwind May 4 '11 at 17:41
Someone want to hack their savegame file? – Kaz Wolfe Jan 1 '14 at 18:39
Maybe to backup Flash Game savefiles. Too bad adobe doesn't provide a backup utility by itself. – HEXcube Mar 5 '14 at 17:30

If you checked the "Install this third party software" option during Ubuntu installation process, you're using NPAPI Adobe Flash plugin installed through flashplugin-installer package. The same plugin is provided by adobe-flashplugin package from Canonical Partner repo as well. This is the plugin generally used by Firefox and all other browsers not based on Chromium. In this case, the cookies are stored at:


Google Chrome bundles a Pepper Plugin API (PPAPI) based Flash plugin. For this plugin, the .sol files are stored at:

~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/

If you use the PPAPI Flash plugin on other Chromium based browsers, replace google-chrome in the path given above with name of your browser. For example, with Chromium:

~/.config/chromium/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/

Tested on Adobe Flash 21.0 PPAPI and 11.2 NPAPI plugins.

Source : Wikipedia page on Local Shared Object
Thanks to Xen2050 for providing info about Flash plugin on Chromium! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Chromium stores it's files in ~/.config/chromium/... otherwise looks the same as for Chrome – Xen2050 Mar 19 at 10:11
@Xen2050 Thanx for the info on Chromium! ๐Ÿ˜Š I just updated the answer to cover Chromium too! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ – HEXcube Mar 21 at 19:20

There is the ~/.macromedia folder in 11.04. Your flash cookies are located in ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/ directory.

There is another way to see your flash cookies and make whatever you want with them in the Global Storage Settings panel from the Adobe Flash Player Website.

Also, if you want to find out more about flash cookies, there are many things to know about them here.

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Often, both the .macromedia and .adobe folders exist (even on systems that have only ever had one version of Flash installed). So it's worth looking in both folders. If you want to clear locally cached Flash data and Flash cookies, you can delete both folders. – Eliah Kagan Jun 3 '12 at 3:58

Type this in terminal: locate *.sol

Or to remove all flash cookies:

rm `locate *.sol`

Note that locate isn't updated very fast, so if you run locate *.sol again after removing them. It'll indicate that the files still exists. Try to remove them again, an you'll get a couple of messages indicating that the files do not exist anymore. This method is fairly reliable, but won't remove very fresh flash cookies, since they haven't been indexed yet, and so 'locate' doesn't know about them yet.

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I don't use locate or updatedb, so the locate *.sol command does not find any of my .sol files. find would be a much better command to find currently existing files – Xen2050 Mar 19 at 10:08

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