The Flash Player installer generates multiple log files that can provide crucial troubleshooting clues when you are unable to install. The following FAQ describes how to locate these log files so that you can provide this information to Adobe when requested. Please read through the entire FAQ before proceeding.
On Windows, the file "FlashInstall.log" can be located in the following folder, depending on the type of operating system.
32 Bit Windows:
64 Bit Windows:
This file can be opened with any text editor (Notepad works great.) When troubleshooting an installation problem, please copy / paste the contents of at least the last log entry to your post.
Two log files, Adobe_ADM.log and Adobe_GDE.log are generated by the online installer. The files are located at the following location:
At times we may require detailed debugging information from the online installer logs which is only captured when verbose logging logging is enabled. When requested do the following:
Once you have secured all of the log files, you can compress them and then upload the single file using the instructions here:
Finally, post the link to the uploaded file into your forum post.
Message was edited by: Maria Vargas Added information to obtain the Adobe_ADMLogs