Nothing, but do you now if ejecting/putting in trash then emptying trash unistalls software? And I appreciate your effort but that did not help
Re: uninstalling software - "pre Tiger" (OS 10.1 - 10.4) dragging an app to the trash and emptying it was the way to go. "Cocoa" apps (for the most part) conatined the enitre "ball of wax" so simply deleting them was good enough. As 10.4 developed, and with the emergence of "universal binaries" (OS 10.5 till now) there are more and more "supporting files" throughout the HD.
There are apps like AppDelete and AppZapper (I prefer Zapper - hence then link) which remove associated files along with the app.
Flash Player is a plugin, and although it will utilize cookies (it will pick up a YouTube video where you left off last time in most cases), clearing your browser cache and deleting cookies cannot and will not remove the pluign. Cookies are stored in the Profile folder of the Firefox folder in YOUR Librar/Apllication Support folder. The plugin is in the Internet Plugins folder of the MacHD /library folder. There may be another copy in the Mac HD/Library/Application Support/Flash Player folder, but not always. Anyway, plugin and cookies are separate and trashing one doesn't affect the other, regardless of which you trash.
I am glad yo know what I did was right and thank you for informing me about the cookies. Since I once again trashed/ejected all of the flashplayers I ound, and redownloaded 10.1.102.64, and it said one was already on my macintosh (as stated above.) After that I deleted 10.1.102.64. An redid the problem with the same result. Si, i am asking you where i could find a flash player on my macintosh, when I use finder and fine nothing.
It's a plugin so it will only be in either or both of two places.
1. Mac HD/library/Internet Plugins
2. [User}/Library/Internet Plugins
In some rare cases it may also be in Mac HD/ Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player
I found more adobe software where you told me to look. I trash and hen emptied the files, re-downloaded and still had the same problem. Any other ideas?
I've tried absolutely everything!!!! None of it worked? Anything else?
I just went through a full reinstall myself. I had the "debugger" and it was hanging many pages I visit and some wouldn't fully load.
Here's what I just did:
Go to: Mac HD/Library/Internet Plugins
Trash the Flash Player.plugin file
Trash the flashplayer.xpt file
Go to: Mac HD/Library/Application Support/Adobe
Trash the ENTIRE Flash Player Folder
Go to: [user}/Library/Preferences From the Finder menu, hold the Option key, click Go>Library - this will open your Home/Library folder
Trash the Macromedia folder (the whole thing)
Trash the Shockwave 12 Preferences file
Some of these will require your user password to delete.
Download the archived installer from here: Flash Player 10.1.102.64 and 9.0.289.0
Download the Shockwave FULL installer here: http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/otherversions/
Reboot. Run the installers from the DMGs.
So when i hold the Option key, click go I can't find anything that says library! I found the home thing in the go menu, is that what you mean? Because when i clicked on it I couldn't find a macromedia folder or shockwave 12 prefences file! Are they in another folder?
There are TWO (2) Library folders on your Mac HD - one is the System/Library folder and the other is your User/Library folder. It's been a while since I owned a Mac with 10.5, but I know that ever since 10.6, if you hold the "Option" key when you click "Go" from the Finder menu, it reveals the "Hidden" Library folder in the user account.
At any rate, you need you need to be in the User/Library/ Preferences folder to find the Macromedia folder to delete the contents.
I trashed micomedia folder but found shockwave prefrences 10 instead of 12. That IS fine right? And i also found an adobe folder and sme other files, should i delete those as well. They are acrobat adobe?
I have done as you tld me, mcflob, and it still says missing plug in!!!!!!!!!! grrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!! I am very mad! The adobe flash player was called adobe reader x (10.1.4) and the other install was adobe shockwave 11!!!!!! Did i do something wrong?????