Adobe Flash cookies (files with .sol extension) used to be located in ~/.macromedia. This folder no longer exists in Ubuntu 14.04LTS and newer. If the method of installing Flash has any effect on the location, the Ubuntu Installer option is how I installed it. 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 macromedia.com and #SharedObjects settings.sol is inside ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys and serveral other sub-dirs :)
    – Rinzwind
    May 4, 2011 at 17:41
  • Someone want to hack their savegame file?
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Jan 1, 2014 at 18:39
  • Maybe to backup Flash Game savefiles. Too bad adobe doesn't provide a backup utility by itself. Mar 5, 2014 at 17:30

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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! 😊

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    Chromium stores it's files in ~/.config/chromium/... otherwise looks the same as for Chrome
    – Xen2050
    Mar 19, 2016 at 10:11
  • @Xen2050 Thanx for the info on Chromium! 😊 I just updated the answer to cover Chromium too! 😃 Mar 21, 2016 at 19:20

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.

  • 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. Jun 3, 2012 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.

  • 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, 2016 at 10:08

If you download and install a flash game on your computer, you can find it in:

Home/.wine/drive_c/user/"User name"/Application Data/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects/"some random code?"/localhost/Downloads/...

hope it useful

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