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How do I copy the cookies from one browser in one machine to another? I want to retain the "user details" that the site maintains...

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If you are using Internet Explorer use the Import/Export funtion in the File Menu. Other Browsers have similar functions, check the help files.

How to import cookies in IE of computer A to IE of computer B

  • In computer A start up IE.
  • Click on File...Import and Export...
  • In the Wizard window click on Next. Highlight Export Cookies. click on Next.
  • Click on Export to a file.
  • In the window below you can accept the default location of the file
  • cookies.txt or choose your own location using Browse.
  • Now copy that cookies.txt file USB minidrive (whatever).
  • Put the USB minidrive in computer B.
  • Either copy cookies.txt to computer B hard drive or just leave it on the minidrive.
  • In computer B start up IE. Click on File...Import and the Wizard window
  • click on Next. Highlight Import Cookies. Click on Next.
  • Click on Import from a file. In the window below use Browse to find the cookies.txt file minidrive or on your hard drive if you copied it there. Highlight it. Click on Next.
  • Click on Finish.

Resource from here

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And Yeah you can import/export cookies from other browsers in a similar fashion – subanki Sep 9 '10 at 16:01

In Opera browser: Tools->Advanced->Cookies...

In Google Chrome browser:

Install Extension: and then you can add, delete, and edit your cookies.

To hand over cookies from one browser to another you most likely will have to copy-paste cookie's properties.

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This works if you have just a handful of cookies, but it requires manually copy-and-past for each one. Definitely not a good option if you have lots of cookies to copy. See my answer below for a better option when using Chrome. – Gui Ambros Jan 18 '13 at 15:54
Will it work if I have Opera on my machine and Chrome on another? – izogfif Feb 22 '13 at 14:59
Not sure if EditThisCookie has changed since Gui's response, but it does now support Export/Import as JSON of all cookies, not just one at a time – Scott Carlson Mar 4 '15 at 15:25

When using Google Chrome, Cookie Editor extension allows you to backup all cookies from one machine and import into a different one.

The process may not appear to be very straightforward the first time, but still fairly quick and easy:

  1. Search for the cookies you want to export
  2. Highlight, and click the middle icon, Add Cookies to the Encrypted Storage
  3. The first time you use the Encrypted Storage, you'll have to enter a password
  4. Repeat steps 1-2 for all the cookies you want to move to the new computer
  5. When finished, go to Encrypted Storage (menu on the left), and Backup. It'll create a cookies.db file on your computer
  6. Transfer the file, and just reverse the steps on the destination computer

Now you have your cookies on a new computer.

If you're exporting from Chrome to use on wget or curl, you can use the great Cookies.txt Export.

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For Browser to Browser, if your using Firefox/IE you can use IE Tab Plus, this will seamlessly transfer cookies to IE when launched with the addon.

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and across machines? – argvargc Sep 9 '10 at 15:50

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