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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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On Vista/Windows 7 flash cookies are stored in the following directory:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

On Windows XP flash cookies are stored in:

C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects

You can always access the flash settings manager to manage the flash cookies with a UI by visiting the Flash Settings Manager

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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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