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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Copy FLV file from Google Chrome cache

To copy FLV from Google cache, the method is similar to copy FLV from Firefox cache. The cache location is at;

C:\Documents and Settings\YourLogin\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache


%AppData%\..\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache

The method is quite similar, open explorer and go to cache folder like mentioned above.

Now watch full Youtube video in Google Chrome browser. Do not close your browser yet after that. Back to the cache folder, refresh it using F5 key and now you can see some new large file created in the folder. Sort by date modified for better visibility.

Copy it somewhere and rename it to *.flv . Now you may play the FLV using a favorite player.


Big-Rock-R said...

very well done, I would have done this but you thought of it sooner! cheers.

Maracucho said...

Does Anyone knows how are SWF 's renamed? i'd like to retrieve flash files from the cache

thai said...

I can't copy it. it said "the file is open in another program"!!!!!!!!!

jarvic7 said...

renamed file...didn't play in VLC :(

Nick Hood said...

Thanks! Works a dream. Select the higher resolution in the youtube page, play full length and go see which file is being downloaded. Once the video ends, rename the file with .flv extension and move to a more convenient location (e.g. desktop).

Thanks again, great tip.

Adham Dahab said...

I use Offline FLV Hunter v1.1
It's Save any video you like to watch it offline.