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How do I install flash player?

3884 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 14, 2012 3:53 PM by Klaus1 RSS
Alison Kelley Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Oct 14, 2012 3:46 PM

Based on other discussions in this forum, I downloaded and applied the Adobe "uninstall" tool form teh Adobe web site. I verified via teh Adobe site tool that fp was indeed uninstalled. Then I ran disk utility (all OK). I then downloaded the FP file from the Adobe site archive files. It's a zip file, and when I open it to try to install fp, it opens lots of sub-files, none of which is an "install" file. It appears I'd have to open all ~ 20 files to get it installed? Is there some step I missed? I appreciate any attempts to help me extract even more life out of this old PPC. Thank you.

Mac OS X (10.5.8), Powerbook G4, 1.5 GHz, PowerPC
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,300 points)
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    Oct 14, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to Alison Kelley)

    Just to run though the process again:



    The latest version of Adobe FlashPlayer can be obtained from here:



    You can check here what version of Flash player you actually have installed:


    You can check here:  to see which version you should install for your Mac and OS. Note that version 10,1,102,64 is the last version available to PPC Mac users*. The latest version, or later, is for Intel Macs only running Tiger or Leopard, as Adobe no longer support the PPC platform. Version 11.4.402.265 is for Snow Leopard onwards.


    * Unhelpfully, if you want the last version for PPC Macs, you need to go here:  and scroll down to 'Archived Versions/Older Archives'. Flash Player is the one you download. More information here:


    You should first uninstall any previous version of Flash Player, using the uninstaller from here (make sure you use the correct one!):



    and also that you follow the instructions closely, such as closing ALL applications first before installing. You must also carry out a permission repair after installing anything from Adobe.


    (If you are running a PPC Mac with Flash Player and are having problems with watching videos on FaceBook or other sites, contributor Texas Mac Man suggests the following solution which fools the site into thinking that you are running the latest version:)


    Download this to your desktop, unzip it, and replace the current Flash Player plug-in which is in your main/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, (not the user Library). Save the old one just in case this one doesn't work.


    Recommendation: Close all applications before installing any of the above, repair permissions, reboot, and repair permissions again.


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