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I have verified that certain cookies present for FF 3.5 do not show up in the list "Cookies to Delete" list, which means I'm unable to move them to the "Cookies to Keep" list. They are deleted by CCleaner when I run it though.

 

I've attached two screenshots. Please let me know if I can provide any further information.

 

Thanks!

 

EDIT: Upon further examination it appears that CCleaner simply does not recognize any FF 3.5 cookies.

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Hi okc_smoker, and welcome to Piriform.

 

I don't have Firefox 3.5, but from what I've read this could possibly be caused by the new feature called "Private Browsing Mode". It could explain why they are showing up in Firefox, but not in CCleaner. They could be in temporary databases as mentioned below:

 

Firefox 3.5 introduced private browsing mode, in which potentially private information is not recorded. This includes cookies, history information, download information, and so forth.

 

When private browsing mode is enabled, temporary, databases are created to be used for cookies and local storage; these databases are thrown away when private browsing mode is turned off, and the regular databases are re-activated. The temporary cookie and local storage databases start out empty.

 

Determining whether or not the user is currently in private browsing mode is simple. Just check the value of the privateBrowsingEnabled attribute on the nsIPrivateBrowsingService service.

https://developer.mozilla.org/En/Supporting...e_browsing_mode

 

Are you aware of this new feature, and if so are you sure it isn't active?

 

My other thought is CCleaner isn't picking up these cookies as they may be stored in a different location to previous Firefox versions.

 

I can't check that, but maybe one of the other members may be running with Firefox 3.5 and can clarify.

 

Hope that helps.

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Thanks for the reply. I'm not using Private Browsing Mode, so that's not it. According to the changelog, support for FF 3.5 was added in v2.19.900 so I figured they would have updated the app to look for cookies it the correct location, but I'm guessing they haven't. That seems like the most likely culprit at this point.

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I have a similar problem to the posts above running WinXP, with an additional issue:

CCleaner lists no Firefox 3.5 cookies, nor does it delete any Firefox 3.5 cookies.

It does list three cookies (from who knows where) that it will not delete. They are called bin.clearspring.com, local and localhost.

Adobe Flash Player is checked.

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Installed final Firefox 3.5 and the problem appears to have gone away.

 

I think the cause was the fact that beta versions of Firefox 3.5 were installed in Mozilla Firefox beta x instead of just Mozilla Firefox directory.

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The issue is still occurring for me. I've installed 3.5 final and the latest version of CCleaner. If I view FF cookies through the options dialog I see tons of cookies that don't show up in CCleaner.

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If you have Macromedia listed in your CCleaner\Applications\Multimedia section, make sure you check it.

 

From my experience, Flash Cookies, or "settings.sol" files are deposited in the following locations:

 

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\PG6EKNTG

 

and

 

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys

 

The second location usually contains a single settings.sol file containing a number of cookies. This is a copy and paste of the cookie I have in there at the moment.

 

I'm posting this to give all you guys an example of the contents of 1 "Flash Cookie" in the Macromedia folder.

 

***** ANSI SECTION *****

 

000001BF: .clearspring.

000001D6: .mediafire.

000001E9: .ytimg.

000001F6: pixmania.

00000209: .adocean.

0000021B: .seekasong.

0000022C: playback.rhapsody.

00000249: .blogger.

00000258: wwwstatic.megavideo.

00000285: media.cnetnetworks.

000002A4: .scribd.

000002B1:

www.

000002C0: video.flashtalking.

000002DA: chatango.

000002EE: .deezer.

000002FF: .williamhillcasino.

0000031C: .widgetserver.

00000334: .widgetbox.

00000345: mail.google.

00000358: resources-

00000365: .imeem.

00000372: images.amazon.

00000387: swfs.ilike.

00000399: paolonutini.

000003AC: showing.

000003BB: wearehunted.

000003CE: static.twitter.

000003E8: .youtube.

000003F7: files.deezer.

0000040B: s7ondemand4.scene7.

00000429: panel

 

 

***** UNICODE SECTION *****

 

There are locations listed in this one "Flash Cookie" which I have never visited, so heaven knows where they come from, but you'll notice one of the culprits listed in one of the above posts: "clearspring.com".

 

Hope this helps.

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Installed final Firefox 3.5 and the problem appears to have gone away.

 

I think the cause was the fact that beta versions of Firefox 3.5 were installed in Mozilla Firefox beta x instead of just Mozilla Firefox directory.

Aaaarg, again!

 

CCleaner picked all the cookies in my first session with FF3.5 final but not I'm back to square one, it sees nothing again....

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I have verified that certain cookies present for FF 3.5 do not show up in the list "Cookies to Delete" list, which means I'm unable to move them to the "Cookies to Keep" list.

The same here, such as this forums own cookie doesn't even show up in Firefox 3.5.

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I'm not sure this is a CCleaner issue (great product), but rather an issue related to a corrupted FireFox cookie file. That is why the reinstall may have helped Faiakes. I'm not certain, but I found this solution and it solved the issue for me.

 

However, credit should be given to "stockbridge" at YahooAnswers (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qi...01132814AAkPXWD).

 

Good luck.

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1. Look in your profile folder (http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Profil...nd_your_profile) for a file called "cookies.sqlite" (make sure you have it show "Hidden and System files").

2. Close Firefox and delete this file (or just rename it to like cookies_OLD.sqlite so you have the original).

3. Re-open FireFox and it'll create a new, non-corrupted file.

 

From here on out, the cookies should behave normally.

Source(s):

http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum...5&forumId=1

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I just tried deleting the cookies.sql file and CCleaner still doesn't see any of my Firefox cookies (after browsing to a few sites to ensure there were some cookies present).

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OK, this is weird. At first this trick didn't work.

I deleted the old file, run FF, logged in to a few sites, CC detects them not.

 

However, when I closed FF 3.5 and run CC afterwards the cookies were picked up!

To save any cookies I need, i have to wait until after I closed down FF3.5.

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However, when I closed FF 3.5 and run CC afterwards the cookies were picked up!

To save any cookies I need, i have to wait until after I closed down FF3.5.

 

That seems to be the answer to my problem! Thanks

 

only problem is even in windows explorer with all the boxes correctly checked to show ALL files hidden or otherwise my cookies.sqlite and cookies.sqlite-journal ONLY SHOW UP IN A SEARCH! but that is another issue for another day I will take up with Mozilla.

 

and thanks to the moderators and developers for a GREAT product!!!!!!

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Re-creating cookies.sqlite may not solve the problem.

 

Most non third-party cookies are session cookies which are not saved in cookies.sqlite, thus they don't show in CCleaner.

 

If you have instructed Firefox to "Show windows and tabs from last time", session cookies are not deleted when Firefox closes, but are saved in sessionstore.js, so you still have those cookies. They can be seen in Firefox Options/Show cookies... the next time Firefox is started.

 

Since CCleaner isn't looking at sessionstore.js, CCleaner doesn't know the session cookies still exist.

 

I wouldn't call this a bug. If you save your "session" you probably also want to save the cookies that belong to it.

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