FlashCookiesView v1.15
Copyright (c) 2009 - 2014 Nir Sofer

Description

FlashCookiesView is a small utility that displays the list of cookie files created by Flash component (Local Shared Object) in your Web browser. For each cookie file, the lower pane of FlashCookiesView displays the content of the file in readable format or as Hex dump.
You can also select one or more cookie files, and then copy them to the clipboard, save them to text/html/xml file or delete them.

System Requirements

This utility works on any version of Windows, starting from Windows 2000 and up to Windows 7. Also, FlashCookiesView can work with any Web browser, because the Flash component always save flash cookies in the same place and in the same format, regardless the Web browser that you use.

Versions History

  • Version 1.15:
    • Added option to remember the folder you choose in the 'Select Folder' window.
  • Version 1.12:
    • Added 'Mark Odd/Even Rows' option, under the View menu. When it's turned on, the odd and even rows are displayed in different color, to make it easier to read a single line.
    • Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option. When this option is turned on, the column names are added as the first line when you export to csv or tab-delimited file.
  • Version 1.11:
    • Fixed issue: removed the wrong encoding from the xml string, which caused problems to some xml viewers.
    • Fixed focus issue after save.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Added 'Automatically Delete Empty Folders': When this option is selected, and you delete a cookie, the folder of the cookie will also be deleted, if it's empty and there are no other cookies in it.
    • Added 'Open Folder Of Selected Cookie'.
  • Version 1.05 - Added 'Automatic' mode, which displays the cookies in 'Hex Dump' if the cookies file cannot be parsed.
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Location of Flash cookies files (Local Shared Object)

On Windows XP, the flash cookies are stored under C:\Documents and Settings\[Your Profile]\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[Random Name]\[Web Site Path]. On Windows 7/Vista, the flash cookies are stored under C:\Users\[Your Profile]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[Random Name]\[Web Site Path].
The flash cookie files are saved with .sol extension, and their content is stored in binary format, and thus regular text editor/viewer cannot display them.

Known Issues

  • Some flash cookie files cannot be parsed by FlashCookiesView, and in these cases, the lower pane will be empty. If you want, you can view the raw content of the cookie file, by choosing 'Hex Dump' view from Options->Display Mode.

Using FlashCookiesView

FlashCookiesView doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply copy the files to any folder you like, and run the executable file - FlashCookiesView.exe
The main window of FlashCookiesView contains 2 panes: The upper pane displays the list of all cookies files found in your flash cookies folder. When you select a cookies file in the upper pane, the lower pane displays the content of the cookie. By default, FlashCookiesView parse the cookie file and display it in name/value format, but you can also view the content of the cookie file as Hex Dump, by choosing 'Hex Dump' view from Options->Display Mode (or simply by pressing F3).

You can also select one or more cookie files in the upper pane, and then use 'Save Selected Items' option to export the cookies list to text/html/xml/csv file, or 'Delete Selected Cookies Files' to delete unneeded flash cookies.

If you want to view the Flash cookies of another computer/operating system/user profile, simply press F9 and select the right base cookies folder.

Command-Line Options

/stext <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
/stabular <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into HTML file (Horizontal).
/sverhtml <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into HTML file (Vertical).
/sxml <Filename> Save the list of Flash cookies into XML file.
/sort <column> This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column. If you don't specify this option, the list is sorted according to the last sort that you made from the user interface. The <column> parameter can specify the column index (0 for the first column, 1 for the second column, and so on) or the name of the column, like "Filename" and "URL". You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Created Time") if you want to sort in descending order. You can put multiple /sort in the command-line if you want to sort by multiple columns.

Examples:
FlashCookiesView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\cookies.html" /sort 2 /sort ~1
FlashCookiesView.exe /shtml "f:\temp\cookies.html" /sort "URL"

/nosort When you specify this command-line option, the list will be saved without any sorting.

Translating FlashCookiesView to other languages

In order to translate FlashCookiesView to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run FlashCookiesView with /savelangfile parameter:
    FlashCookiesView.exe /savelangfile
    A file named FlashCookiesView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of FlashCookiesView utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run FlashCookiesView, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run FlashCookiesView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.

License

This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !

Disclaimer

The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.

Feedback

If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility, you can send a message to nirsofer@yahoo.com

Download FlashCookiesView

FlashCookiesView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of FlashCookiesView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'flashcookiesview_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed FlashCookiesView utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
Brazilian PortugueseAllan Slarsen 08/01/20111.11
Brazilian PortugueseGulys Attila 10/01/20111.11
DutchJan Verheijen 11/05/20111.12
French Pome amour 27/06/20101.10
German Latino auf WinTotal.de 09/06/20141.15
HungarianGulys Attila 10/01/20111.11
ItalianFrancesco Bertoni 28/01/20101.05
Japanese iLEցEj 11/06/20141.15
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae) 02/10/20131.12
RussianDmitry Yerokhin 08/06/20141.15
Simplified Chineserenda 23/01/20101.05
Simplified Chinese Lewen@ 07/01/20101.05
Spanish arquer.net 05/12/2010Versin=1.11
Turkish Magna 21/12/20091.00