7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 25, 2013 11:01 PM by pwillener

    Where did it go?

    nihongo learner

      I have Windows 7 Ultimate with Firefox 18.0.2.  I downloaded Flash Player 11.6.602.168.  However I cannot find it or run it and windows does not associate it.  I can see it in the uninstall listings only not in "all programs."

        • 1. Re: Where did it go?
          pwillener Level 8

          Flash Player is not an executable program, but a browser plugin.  Can you see the Flash animation at http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html ?


          If you need a player for local .swf files, download the standalone player (Projector) from http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html


          Note that this download is the player, not an installer, so you will need to make the file association manually.



          • 2. Re: Where did it go?
            nihongo learner Level 1

            I would like a player for local .swf files. (Since you obviously know some Japanese, it is for a Japanese file.)  I tried the download page you suggested, however, I got the same download except this time it was install_flashplayer11x32_mssa_aih.exe instead of the 64 version.  The new one disappeared from my download listing after I installed it.  My Windows system is 32 or 64.  How do I get to the player?

            • 3. Re: Where did it go?
              nihongo learner Level 1

              OOps!  I think I found it.  I saw the debugger and overlooked the projector, sorry.

              • 4. Re: Where did it go?
                nihongo learner Level 1

                I installed the projector and after a bit of maneuvering (because my file was too deep in the downloads) I managed to open the file.  However, Windows still does not recognize it as a program (I have to run it fresh each time).  Therefore I cannot associate the projecter with .swf files.

                • 5. Re: Where did it go?
                  pwillener Level 8

                  The file name of the projector is flashplayer_11_sa.exe; I suggest that you move it to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash


                  Right-click on any .swf file and select 'Open with...', then browse to the projector location, and select flashplayer_11_sa.exe as the program to open the file.  Before clicking OK, check 'Always use the selected program to open this kind of file'.  This will make a permanent file association between .swf files and the projector.



                  • 6. Re: Where did it go?
                    nihongo learner Level 1

                    どもありがとうございました。 I did as you suggested and everything is

                    working perfectly!!  I am using it for 一休さんととら。

                    I have been reading Japanese stories on my Kindle.  I purchased them

                    from The Japan Shop through Amazon.  They recently offered me a download

                    which included an .swf file.  It is really cool!  I don't know what your

                    level of Japanese is or your interest, but these are really good

                    learning tools.  I'm an old man that has been studying Japanese for

                    about 50 years off and on but I still consider myself only an advanced

                    beginner.  Nevertheless, I want to keep reading Japanese for pleasure

                    because I don't want my present knowledge to have been entirely wasted.

                    Jim M.

                    • 7. Re: Where did it go?
                      pwillener Level 8

                      Happy that you got it working!


                      I have been living in Japan for more than 25 years now, and I would describe my Japanese level quite similar as yours.


                      It helps of course when you use the language every day, but it is still hard to acquire new vocabulary without active studying.  I will check out 一休さん.


                      All the best to you!