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I'd like to grab a copy of a save file I have for a flash game (to be fair, there's at least 20 hours of gaming in that save).

I assume that different browsers and different operating systems do their own thing, but to know how different browser/OS combos do things would be useful extra information.

I use google chrome and I'm running Ubuntu 10.04.

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  • Linux: ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/

  • Windows: %AppData%\Macromedia\Flash Player\

  • Mac OS X: ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/

Plugin behavior, and therefore Flash LSO location, is browser-independent most of the time.

Also see Local Shared Objects on Wikipedia.

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this no longer seems to be true for Mac OS X. Chrome saves to ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/ – Michael Merchant Aug 5 '15 at 6:29

On Ubuntu 12.04, I found Google Chrome's flash plugin also stores LSOs in

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

More specifically, I found my game saves in

~/.config/google-chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/
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Another folder to look at is:

  • ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/File System/p/00

Those last two folders might be called differently because of randomization, but I found that, even after I cleaned my cache a few times, looked at the locations of the above mentioned comments, there was still a very big file with no special name or file extension stored there.

It would've been very unlikely that Chrome need this to function.

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