3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 24, 2012 8:59 PM by pwillener

    Location of installations?

    AirPower4ever

      I have Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) and my understanding is that there are two folders for 32-bit and 64-bit files for Flash Player to install

       

      C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash

      C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash

       

      Now what I understand is that if Flash Player is for 32-bit, it should go in to the System32 location.  If it is 64-bit, it should go in the SysWOW64 location.

       

      So if this is true (and I am not sure), then when I download Flash Player for Internet Explorer (and what downloads says it is flashplayer_11_ax_debug_32bit), all the files end up in the SysWOW64 location.  Is this okay?

       

      The reason I ask is because for the Flash Player for Firefox, Adobe website scans my browser and says that I will be downloading the 64-bit version, I download and then install.  This one for Firefox installs in both System32 and the SysWOW locations.  To me that makes sense because it will put files in both locations in case I use a 32-bit version or 64-bit version browser.

       

      But for Interenet Explorer, for Windows 7 I have both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the browser.  I would think that if I install this Flash Player that it TOO will install in both folder locations, but it does not.

       

      So I am just asking if that is what is suppose to do, just wondering because I watched where the files go and noticed this.  Can someone let me know if that is by design?  32-bit activeX is suppose to go in the SysWOW location?  Or do I have some sort of problem?  Or it is not a problem?

       

      Thank you

      Steve