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What's the location of the folder that contains the Flash cookies on Windows Vista?

Flash cookies are also known as Local Shared Objects (LSO) and you can see what's been stored and remove them if you go to the Adobe Flash - Website Storage Settings panel

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Adobe Flash Player's Local Shared Objects/Flash cookies location

Also commonly known as "Flash cookies", they can be found on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in the following directory:

%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

You can also access the Flash Settings Manager to manage the flash cookies with a UI.


It is a common folder variable which translates to configured system paths and makes it easier for you to find locations with alternate paths and/or drive letter configurations.

Usually on Windows Vista and Windows 7 it translates to:


and on Windows XP usually translates to:

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\
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I know Paul asked about Vista, but here's the location on Mac OSX:

/Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects

Copying Flash Cookies from a Win7 installation (thanks to heavyd's answer for the location) to a Mac running OSX 10.5.7 worked fine :o)

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From here, it looks like a cookie would be located at %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\<random code>\<domain>\<path>\<object name>.sol, so I would look in

%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

and go from there.

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Yes thanks I found it. C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\...\... – P a u l Aug 28 '09 at 16:57

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