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    Default How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    Not a simple trick, but not a hard one either - just 2 apps to install and some steps to follow.

    First, you have to know that Chrome keep it&#39;s data in files located under C:\Users\<You>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data (Vista configuration - should be similar under XP)

    Chrome database files are plain SQLITE files. To browse these files, follow these steps :

    1) Install Firefox (well, most of you should already have it installed !).
    2) Download SQLITE MANAGER (a Firefox extension from Google) here : http://code.google.com/p/sqlite-manager/
    3) Start FireFox. In Firefox, click on Tools > SQLITE MANAGER.

    This will open SQLITE MANAGER. In the plug-in, click on Database > Connect Database and pick up one of the User Data files managed by Chrome. For example : Cookies.

    Now, you can browse the file content by clicking on the Browse & Search tab. If you picked up "Cookies", you&#39;ll see all your cookies along with their content (in the Value column).

    You can of course keep a backup of your cookies (and share them with other computer). Just make a backup of "Cookies".

    Sylvain, Paris.


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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    Vista users this is the navigation for the above post.

    C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Us er Data

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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    One more information : if you get a NS_ERROR_FILE_IS_LOCKED error message while trying to open a file (e.g. History), just close Chrome and try again... Seems that Chrome put a lock on some files while it uses it.

    History : a lot of information here about what you have downloaded, keywords you used, urls, etc...

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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    good share!

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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    You could also do the following:

    1. Open Google Chrome
    2. Go to its Options
    3. Click on the Under the Hood tab
    4. Scroll down to the bottom
    5. Click on Show cookies

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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    If you want to just check your cookies for the domain you are on just type the following into your address bar (this will also allow you to edit you cookies for that domain)

    javascript:void(document.cookie=prompt(document.co okie,document.cookie));

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    Default Re: How to see your cookies (and what they contain)

    Thanks for that Zero3K nice find

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    Default Can't Save Cookies Off Line

    Thanks for the tip on how to find and see cookies in the Options. I am trying to figure out why I can save cookies with Chrome when accessing my website, but when I run the same "settings.htm" program in Chrome from the hard disk, it cannot save a cookie, and document.cookie in Javascript is empty after trying to do so. In IE and Firefox, everything is fine and alert(document.cookie) shows all the settings, such as the preferred language.

    Is there a built-in security thing about saving cookies to one's own disk that is not true with other browsers?

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