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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 10:00 am

I would like to copy cookie information from one computer to another. So I read that page and that your cookie information is stored in cookies.sqlite file.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/864038

I assumed I could copy the cookies.sqlite from one computer to another and I would have the cookie information. When that didn't work I figured I could copy an entire profile folder. That also did not work. So how can I copy the cookie information from one computer to another?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 11:33 am

When that didn't work I figured I could copy an entire profile folder. That also did not work.

How were you testing to see if it worked?
From what directory did you copy the profile?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 11:33 am

1) firefox has to be closed
2) the cookies is not deleted
3) the cookie is not bound to a session
4) the cookie is not bound to a machine

i am pretty sure there are more points to mention, even outside stored information (LSO).
if it wont work this way, you have to deal with import/export - maybe with an extension.
or it never would be possible.

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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 12:27 pm

DanRaisch wrote:
When that didn't work I figured I could copy an entire profile folder. That also did not work.

How were you testing to see if it worked?
From what directory did you copy the profile?


I opened my profile folder on one computer copied the cookies.sqlite the first time, then the profile folder the second time to a flash drive. Used the flash drive on another computer. Copied the cookies.sqlite into the profile I was trying to use. Then after that didn't work I used the profile manager to create a new profile. I didn't want to deal with messing with the profiles.ini file. Then I copied all of the profile information into the profile folder from the flash drive. Neither method worked.

Brummelchen wrote:1) firefox has to be closed
2) the cookies is not deleted
3) the cookie is not bound to a session
4) the cookie is not bound to a machine

i am pretty sure there are more points to mention, even outside stored information (LSO).
if it wont work this way, you have to deal with import/export - maybe with an extension.
or it never would be possible.


1. Firefox was closed.
2-4 So why isn't it working?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 12:30 pm

You keep saying it didn't work but not telling us how that was demonstrated? What were you expecting to happen that didn't happen? Or what happened that you were not expecting to happen?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Did you want saved passwords & not necessarily cookies?
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Post Posted February 7th, 2018, 9:12 pm

DanRaisch wrote:You keep saying it didn't work but not telling us how that was demonstrated? What were you expecting to happen that didn't happen? Or what happened that you were not expecting to happen?


Its not remembering that I logged into gmail, yahoo, outlook, and many other accounts. I was expecting to be logged into gmail, yahoo, outlook, and many other accounts. I thought that was the purpose of cookies.Thats why whenever you clear your cookies you have log into all of your accounts again.

therube wrote:Did you want saved passwords & not necessarily cookies?


If thats what I need to remain logged into the accounts. But isn't that information stored in your profile folder? I copied the entire profile folder after it did not work with just the cookie files.

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Post Posted February 8th, 2018, 12:51 pm

I would think (hope) it not sufficient for a cookie alone to be able to "log you in" to a site.

Related, Saved Logins and Passwords not working.


I copied the entire profile folder after it did not work with just the cookie files.

I would expect that to work.
Are you saying that it did work?
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Post Posted February 9th, 2018, 8:56 am

I logged into gmail, yahoo, outlook, and many other accounts

session based, firefox closed -> session over -> game over.

#edit, not quote, thx@mod

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Actually some may persist a "session".

Yes, some do.

Though possible (not sure) that that may only apply if you restore your previous (FF) session (as the Session Store does store cookies...).

And some do not need that (Session Restore) either.
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