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KristiDeer
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Flash Player installed but does not appear in programs or desktop

May 4, 2011 1:56 PM

I have installed Flash Player 10 today, as suggested by Adobe.  It did not install or something.  I looked everywhere...not there.  Later, my computer suggested I upgrade to IE9.  did that...no problem.  Retried the flash player 10.  Still no flash player.  I need this to post pictures online for my class.  This has totally screwed my day.  Any help or suggestions.  Adobe online chat help was useless with this one.

 
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    May 4, 2011 2:09 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    Hello,

     

    Welcome to Adobe Forums,

     

    You will not find Adobe Flash Player in Programs List or in on Desktop as its a plugin for your browser

     

    If Flash Player is not installed please download these installer and save them on your Desktop :

     

    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win /install_flash_player_10_active_x.exe

     

    http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash _player.exe

     

    Note : Make sure no programs are running when you are install both of them

     

    Hope it helps !!

     

    Thanks

    Vikram

     
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    May 4, 2011 3:06 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    Hello,

     

    When you download those installers and clicked on Run,

     

    Did they install successfully or not ?

     

    Thanks

    Vikram

     
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    May 4, 2011 3:11 PM   in reply to VikramGaur

    Hello,

     

    Do you have any contact Information, I can try to call you !!

     

    Thanks

     
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    May 4, 2011 7:51 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    You shouldn't post your email address in a public forum!  Spammers love to get email addresses that way...

     

    What is your operating system and version?  Also, is it 32-bit or 64-bit?

     

    What files do you have in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash (32-bit) or C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash (64-bit)?

     

    On IE, Tools, Add-ons, do you have Shockwave Flash Objected listed, and is it enabled?

     

    On IE9, do you have ActiveX Filtering enabled?

     

    Did you have any malware infection recently?

     
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    May 4, 2011 7:54 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    Regarding the subject of this topic "Flash Player installed but does not appear in programs or desktop": Flash Player is a browser add-on, not a standalone program, so it will not appear in your Program Files or Desktop.

     

    You can test if FP is working at http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

     
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    May 4, 2011 9:07 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    I have asked a moderator to remove the email address; it should be gone in a few hours.

     

    Glad you solved your problem.

     
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    May 4, 2011 10:05 PM   in reply to KristiDeer

    Sorry, I can't help you with that - I use neither of these browsers.

     

    Try here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome

     
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