1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 6, 2014 7:32 PM by Mike M

    How to install flash player on my Mac?

    123meJG

      I have tried numerous times to install this on my computer. I have a Mac and my software is OS. i have followed the steps given, and the finish button comes up at the end. After i clicked on the finish button it brought me to a linked adobe site, I proceeded to double check if it has downloaded, and the adobe.com installation check said that the flash player had not been installed.

        • 1. Re: How to install flash player on my Mac?
          Mike M Level 6

          These steps were done with OS 10.7.5, but they work with 10.8 or 10.9 too.

          Spotlight search “Flash Player.plugin” (Search “This Mac” and choose "Show All in Finder")

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          Right click the Plugin and select “Open Enclosing Folder” Trash the Flash Player.plugin and flashplayer.xpt files.

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          Go to: [user]/Library/Preferences.

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          Note: You'll need to hold the "Option" key when you click "Go" from the Finder menu to access the [user] Library:

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          Without the "Option" key

          And WITH

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          Trash the Macromedia folder there.

          Go to: Mac HD/Library/Application Support. Trash the Macromedia folder there.

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          Go to: Mac HD/Library/Preference Panes (not Preferences, but Preference Panes). Trash the Flash Player.prefpane file there.

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          Empty the trash.

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          Download the Flash Player (For Mac OS X) again if necessary.

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          Quit Safari and go to your downloads folder. Double click the DMG to “mount it”.

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          It will appear on your desktop and a small window will open.

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          Double click the installer. If you see a warning, click “Open” to let it run.

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          Click “I have read and agree… etc.” and click “Install”. Enter your password when asked.

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          You may see the following: click “Force Close All” if you do, and then click “Retry”.

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          The installer will run.

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          Choose your update preference, and click “Done”.

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          Open Safari again and click Safari>Preferences (Cmd+,)

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          Go to the Security tab. Make sure “Allow plug-ins” is checked.

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