Another helpful tip…

September 4, 2009 at 9:55 am (Uncategorized)

Here’s another quick tip that I found useful and I hope some of you will as well:

Is Firefox failing to save your cookies after you shut it down? In other words, do you have to continually log into certain sites despite saving your password and, normally, selecting an option to remain logged in?

Well, it seems that this is caused by an unclean shutdown of either your system or Firefox which results in a corrupted cookie file.

Here are the steps to correct the problem (on Windows):

1. Go to Application Data Folder. on Windows Vista or on Windows XP, type %AppData% and click enter. On XP, it will open the folder Application Data. From their, open Mozilla\firefox folder. Normally on XP, the path will be C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data and on Vista it is C:\Users\your name\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox.

2. Once you read the Firefox folder, open Profiles folder. Most likely you will be only having one profile named xxxxxxxx.default where xxxxxxxxx is some 8 characters. If you have more then one folder, you can do the next step for both profiles, though start from .default one and see of it fixes the problem

3. After opening the folder, look for cookies.sqlite file and delete it (you can copy it first on some other folder as a backup). You won’t be able to delete it if Firefox is running so first you have to close firefox.

4. Restart Firefox, and now Firefox will be able to save all cookies and remember logins and passwords.

If this doesn’t work, you can also delete cookies.txt file (if it is available). If you have another profile, you can try this on that profile too though most likely you won’t be required to do it.


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