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Concerned with my privacy and the abuse that today every single company of jerks exert upon it I decided to switch from win 7 to Ubuntu but being a newbie (ubuntu is so much different!) I can't find where are settings.sol and mms.cfg stored. In windows the first is in users/app data/roaming/macromed/sys and the second one (64 bit) in windows/syswow64/macromed/flash. I read that setting the mms.cfg file correctly can prevent flash based websites from spying on you so I wanna set that right in ubuntu. Any help appreciated!

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To find these files, you can use these commands in a terminal:

locate settings.sol
locate mms.cfg

settings.sol is located at (where $USER is your username)

/home/$USER/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/settings.sol

mms.cfg seems not to exist...

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While the contents of mms.cfg depend on your needs, you may create such a file in /etc/adobe or in ~/.adobe if it doesn't already exist.

Useful links include:

and

Manipulating settings.sol seems more complicated but it is discussed here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/82802/15760

You could also look at Getting Rid of Nasty Adobe Flash Cookies the Cool Linux Way for advice offered in 2009.

On my system, I see this:

[11:15 AM] ~ $ locate settings.sol
/home/vasa1/.config/google-chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/CFJHX928/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/settings.sol
/home/vasa1/.config/google-chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/CFJHX928/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/#s.ytimg.com/settings.sol
/home/vasa1/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/settings.sol
/home/vasa1/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/#s.ytimg.com/settings.sol
[11:16 AM] ~ $ 

Note that running the file command on these files shows that they are data. But part two of Carla Schroder's link suggests that you can get rid of them interactively using:

find -iname '*.sol' -ok rm "{}" \;

I tried that command and it still works in 2014; find may take a little while before you see anything on your terminal screen.

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