Copyright (c) 2018 - 2019 Nir Sofer
EdgeCookiesView is a tool for Windows that displays the cookies stored by newer versions of Microsoft Edge Web browser (Starting from Fall Creators Update 1709 of Windows 10).
It also allows you to select one or more cookies and then export them to tab-delimited, csv file, html file, or to a file in cookies.txt format.
You can read the cookies from the current running system or from the WebCacheV01.dat database on external hard drive.
EdgeCookiesView vs IECookiesView
IECookiesView is very old tool originally developed in 2002 (!) and it still works with earlier versions of Edge Web browser that store the cookies in text files, exactly like Internet Explorer.
But starting from Fall Creators Update 1709 of Windows 10, the cookies of Microsoft Edge Web browser are stored in the WebCacheV01.dat database together with the history and cache information, so IECookiesView cannot read the cookies of Edge anymore.
EdgeCookiesView is a new tool designed to read the cookies from the WebCacheV01.dat database.
- Version 1.16:
- Added 'Save File Encoding'.
- Version 1.15:
- Added 'Created In' column (Client or Server).
- When choosing an external cookies file/folder in the 'Advanced Options' window, the path is now displayed in the window title.
- Version 1.11:
- Added 'Add Header Line To CSV/Tab-Delimited File' option (Turned on by default).
- Version 1.10:
- EdgeCookiesView now can also read the cookies folder of old versions of Edge/IE.
In order to use this feature, open the 'Advanced Options' window (F9) , choose to load the cookies from 'Old cookies folder of Edge/IE' and then type the cookies folder.
- Added /LoadFrom, /DatabaseFilename , /CookiesFolder command-line options to set the cookies database or folder from command-line.
- Version 1.07:
- Added 'Save All Items' option (Shift+Ctrl+S).
- Version 1.06:
- You can now resize the properties window, and the last size of this window is saved in the .cfg file.
- You can now send the data to stdout by specifying empty string as filename, for example:
EdgeCookiesView.exe /scomma "" | more
- Version 1.05:
- Added option to choose another font (name and size) to display in the main window.
- Version 1.00: First release.
Start Using EdgeCookiesView
This utility doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file - EdgeCookiesView.exe
After running EdgeCookiesView, the main window displays the cookies stored by Microsoft Edge Web browser (Assuming that you have Fall Creators Update 1709 of Windows 10 or later updates).
If you want to view the cookies from external system, open the 'Advanced Options' window (F9), choose the 'External database file' option and then select the WebCacheV01.dat file in the external drive.
If you want to find specific cookies, simply activate the 'Quick Filter' feature by pressing Ctrl+Q and then type the host name or the cookie name and EdgeCookiesView will display the desired cookies.
/LoadFrom <Load From>
Specifies how to load the cookies:
1 - From local system
2 - From another MS-Edge database (Specify in /DatabaseFilename )
3 - From another cookies folder of old versions of Edge/IE (Specify in /CookiesFolder)
Specifies the database filename to load (When using /LoadFrom 2 )
Specifies the cookies folder to load (When using /LoadFrom 3 )
Save the cookies of Edge Web browser in cookies.txt format.
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into a simple text file.
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into a tab-delimited text file.
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into a comma-delimited text file (csv).
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into HTML file (Horizontal).
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into HTML file (Vertical).
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into XML file.
||Save the cookies of Edge Web browser into JSON file.
This command-line option can be used with other save options for sorting by the desired column.
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 "Host Name" and "Name".
You can specify the '~' prefix character (e.g: "~Value") 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.
EdgeCookiesView.exe /LoadFrom 3 /CookiesFolder "C:\Users\user10\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Cookies" /scomma "c:\temp\MyCookies.csv"
EdgeCookiesView.exe /LoadFrom 2 /DatabaseFilename "K:\Users\user20\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache\WebCacheV01.dat" /scookiestxt "c:\temp\cookies.txt"
Translating EdgeCookiesView to other languages
In order to translate EdgeCookiesView to other language, follow the instructions below:
- Run EdgeCookiesView with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named EdgeCookiesView_lng.ini will be created in the folder of EdgeCookiesView utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- 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.
- After you finish the translation, Run EdgeCookiesView, and all translated
strings will be loaded from the language file.
If you want to run EdgeCookiesView without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move
it to another folder.
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 and you don't
sell it or distribute it as a part of commercial product.
If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in
the distribution package, without any modification !
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.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
EdgeCookiesView is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of
EdgeCookiesView, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'edgecookiesview_lng.ini',
and put it in the same folder that you Installed EdgeCookiesView utility.