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Flash Cookies used to be located in ~/.macromedia. This folder no longer exists in 11.04. I chose to install Flash via the Ubuntu Installer option. So where are the Flash Cookies now located? I've tried searching for .sol with no luck - and yes I have 'show hidden files' enabled. Anyone know?

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I have a ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player folder with in it dirs macromedia.com and #SharedObjects settings.sol is inside ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys and serveral other sub-dirs :) –  Rinzwind May 4 '11 at 17:41
Someone want to hack their savegame file? –  Whaaaaaat 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

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If you're using the default Adobe Flash plugin (NPAPI), for eg: with Firefox, the cookies are stored at:


Google Chrome uses Pepper or PPAPI based Flash plugin, which is different from the normal NPAPI one used by most other browsers. In this case, the .sol files are stored at:

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

Tested on Adobe Flash 11.8 PPAPI and 11.2 NPAPI plugins.

Source : Wikipedia page on Local Shared Object

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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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There is the ~/.macromedia folder in 11.04. Your flash cookies are located in ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys 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

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