5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 6, 2012 2:00 PM by mabm224

    Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?


      I have downloaded and installed Flash Player 11.5 numerous times over the past few days. It always tells me Flash Player 11.5 successfully installed on my iMac with Mac OS 10.7.5, but when I go to look at SOME items, they tell me I need to download Flash Player. I've lost them now, because I had to sleep sometime!


      The only item I can find on the computer when I do a Find, is the Adobe Flash Player Install Manager, which will only uninstall. The Flash Player plug-in is not in my Internet plugs-ins in the Library. Only the .dmg file and the Install Manager are anywhere to be found.


      I dsabled all my anti-virus software. I reinstalled, and all that's there is the icon, the Install flash player app and the flash player installation manager which will uninstill it.


      It is NOT in my Library/Internet plugins.


      So where the heck is it. Find will NOT find the application or plug-in.


      I'm frustrated as heck!



        • 1. Re: Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?
          chris.campbell Adobe Employee

          It should be located in /Library/Internet Plugins (at the system level, not your user level.)  Can you post the contents of the page displayed when you go to Safari and select the Help->Installed Plug-ins menu item?

          • 2. Re: Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?
            mabm224 Level 1

            Here they are in all their glory. NO Flash Player!


            Citrix Online Web Deployment Plugin

            Plugin that detects installed Citrix Online products (visit www.citrixonline.com). — from file “CitrixOnlineWebDeploymentPlugin.plugin”.
            application/x-col-application-detectorCitrix Online Application Detector

            Flip4Mac Windows Media Plugin

            The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime. — from file “Flip4Mac WMV Plugin.plugin”.
            application/asxWindows Media Plugin
            application/x-mplayer2Windows Media Plugin
            application/x-ms-wmpWindows Media Plugin
            audio/x-ms-waxWindows Media Playlistwax
            audio/x-ms-wmaWindows Media Audiowma
            video/x-ms-asfWindows Media Videoasf
            video/x-ms-asf-pluginWindows Media Plugin
            video/x-ms-asxWindows Media Playlistasx
            video/x-ms-wmWindows Media Videowm
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            video/x-ms-wvxWindows Media Playlistwvx


            iPhoto6 — from file “iPhotoPhotocast.plugin”.
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            Java Applet Plug-in

            Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed. — from file “JavaAppletPlugin.plugin”.
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            application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.6.0_37Java applet
            application/x-java-applet;version=1.1Java applet
            application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1Java applet
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            application/x-java-applet;version=1.6Java applet
            application/x-java-vmJava applet
            application/x-java-vm-npruntimeJava applet

            QuickTime Plug-in 7.7.1

            The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site. — from file “QuickTime Plugin.plugin”.
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            audio/x-aiffAIFF audioaiff,aif,aifc,cdda
            audio/x-cafCAF audiocaf
            audio/x-gsmGSM audiogsm
            audio/x-m4aAAC audiom4a
            audio/x-m4bAAC audio bookm4b
            audio/x-m4pAAC audio (protected)m4p
            audio/x-mp3MP3 audiomp3,swa
            audio/x-mpegMPEG audiompeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a,mp3,swa
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            audio/x-wavWAVE audiowav,bwf
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            RoboForm FireFox toolbar placeholder plugin

            RoboForm FireFox toolbar placeholder plugin — from file “rf-firefox-plugin.plugin”.
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            SharePoint Browser Plug-in

            Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in — from file “SharePointBrowserPlugin.plugin”.
            application/x-sharepointMicrosoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in

            Shockwave Flash

            Shockwave Flash 11.5 r502 — from file “Flash Player.plugin”.
            application/futuresplashFutureSplash Playerspl
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            Silverlight Plug-In

            4.0.50917.0 — from file “Silverlight.plugin”.
            application/x-silverlightMicrosoft Silverlightxaml
            application/x-silverlight-2Microsoft Silverlightxaml

            WebEx64 General Plugin Container

            WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 203 — from file “WebEx64.plugin”.

            WebKit built-in PDF

            application/pdfPortable Document Formatpdf
            • 3. Re: Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?
              Kaewngam Level 4

              You have Flash 11.5 r502 installed. You can see it listed along with "Flash Player.plugin" under the "Shockwave Flash" heading.

              • 4. Re: Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?
                chris.campbell Adobe Employee

                As Kaewngam mentioned, Flash Player is listed under the Shockwave Flash heading.  I admit it's confusing.  What URLs are you having problems displaying Flash content on?

                • 5. Re: Why is Flash Player not on my iMac?
                  mabm224 Level 1

                  So far the ones I've gone to since you "found" flash have worked fine.



                  Mary Alice