Flash Player is a plugin and DOESN'T install an alias on your desktop. It will install a Preference Pane
and the plugin files go in your Library/Internet Plugins folder
and Library/Application Suport/Adobe/Flash Player folder.
Reboot, mount the DMG and run it. You should then see each of the files shown in the screen caps.
thanks for the help. Still no luck. dont know what to do
Have you tried creating a new (admin) account and installing under that account?
i just checked under my wifes user account and her flash is working. Now i am really confused!!! what can i do?
Repair Permissions (using the Disk Utility app).
If that doesn't work... Download and run AppleJack: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/15667/applejack. It can fix problems that a simple permission repair won't.
Use the StandAlone Flash Installer.
Adobe has stopped offering its standalone Flash installer as of July 2013 and the download links on its Flash Troubleshooting pages are now bad links. But since the last archived version is the same as the current version (ver.11.8), it can be currently be downloaded from two different webpages:
1. http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ (easier to find the right download)
2. http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions. html and download the right one for your device and system. For Windows it is Flash Player 11.8.800.94..(link is: http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/installers/archive/fp_1 1.8.800.94_archive.zip). It is a zip file that has more than you need so unzip it, then open 11_8_r800.94_archive>11_8_r800_94 and then copy-paste the right program to a real folder outside the zip file. If you use IE then use either the winax.exe or winax.exe version, otherwise use the the win.exe or win.msi version.
JUST WHERE EXACTLY did you get this false information that Adobe stopped offering the offline installer?
Post a link to the exact page and text that confirms this from WITHIN THIS SITE. I don't want to see it from some "rumormill" forum.
The purpose of my previous post was not about Adobe offering consumers links to standalone Flash installers but that rather to give others the information on where they can find them. I do not remember where I got the idea that Adobe was not going to be offering consumer standalone Flash installers so people may disregard it, but for some reason Adobe is currently not offering standalone Flash downloads to consumers that I could find and this seems to have been ongoing for about a week or so based on other posts. It appears that the consumer links on the official Adobe web pages to standalone installers are bad/missing/gone. The purpose of my post was not about why this was happening but rather to give people the links to standalone installers so they didn't have to go through >100 pages like I had to in order to find them. Ultimately the only pages I could find that had standalone/offline Flash installers were for licensed business distributors (#1) and the archives (#2). I could not find one for consumers with standalone installers. Below is just one example of an Adobe page (official, not forum) where all the links to standalone Flash installers are bad /missing/gone.
Examples of Bad/Missing Links on this page:
You NEED TO UNDERSTAND - just because YOU can't access it, DOESN'T UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES mean that Adobe has quit making it available. And UNLESS you can provide a valid, reputable link FROM ADOBE to support the claim, YOU CANNOT POST untrue information all over this forum in multiple threads, regardless of how upset you are that you can't get something to download.
As you can see it works JUST FINE!