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Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location?

Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?

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LSOs are stored in a central location, regardless of profile or browser used. Attention: This applies to most browsers with the exception of Chrome, if the integrated Flash player is used.

Firefox/Opera/IE locations

Windows

%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\
%APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\

Mac OS X

~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects/
~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/

Linux/Unix

~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/
~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys/


Chrome locations

Windows

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Pepper Data\Shockwave Flash\WritableRoot\#SharedObjects\

Mac OS X

~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Pepper Data/Shockwave Flash/WritableRoot/#SharedObjects/

If you want Chrome to also use the same storage location, you can download the latest version from Adobe's site and enable/disable the appropriate plugin from the options in Chrome. More information on that subject can be found at Adobe.

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What about firefox portable? Do they store flash cookies in 1 central location too? –  user230276 Jun 11 '13 at 7:44
    
That I don't know for sure. This is guesswork but I think the portable version uses the same location as the non-portable version does. –  JC2k8 Jun 11 '13 at 7:59
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I tested this for you and Firefox portable Flash cookies are stored the same way as on non-portable Firefox (I cleared all old flash cookies, opened FF portable and opened a flash site. And the Flash cookie instantly appear in the two folders mentioned above) –  nixda Jul 7 '13 at 17:06
    
Nicely compiled information; this allowed me to move flash game settings from Chrome on Windows inside Parallels to my MacOSX host into Firefox's shockwave local storage location, and seemlessly continue with my hard-earned game progress ;). –  Moreaki Jan 23 at 16:09

On my Linux Fedora 23.0 system, the LSOs are stored in the directory ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/VG6D94TT and there is a copy in ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys

I had to delete both copies manually, since the BetterPrivacy Firefox plugin can't find them at all, even when pointed at the directory in which they reside.

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