8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2011 10:49 AM by PJGILL
PJGILL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Sorry if this is in the wrong place. I think i have downloaded Flash Player for my new iMac but when i go to sites that require flash player it still does not work. I am sure i am doing something wrong as this is my first mac.



iMac 21.5, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,085 points)
    When you downloaded Flash, what happened? Did you just do a download or did you also install? Did it download as a disk image to the desktop? If so, click on it to open and install.
  • PJGILL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It did download as an image on the desk top and i installed it as requested. It said it had been installed succesfully but when i went to a flas site it still reuested i download flash player.
  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (13,305 points)
    Did you try doing a restart?
  • babowa Level 7 Level 7 (27,960 points)
    As an added suggestion: sooner or later, you will also need Flip4Mac to play certain formats - the free player can be downloaded here:


    I'm mentioning this because some sites are not very sophisticated or savvy enough to figure out that you are on a Mac, so they can't read your system and therefore might display the standard notice that you need Flashplayer.

    And please make sure that your profile is up to date - it doesn't show in your subsequent posts.
  • PJGILL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I feel slightly nervous downloading another application on to the computer. I have not restarted since downloading so will try that soon. Thanks Phil
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (41,085 points)
    Most software today tells you that it wants the computer to reboot, but it is always a good idea after an installation.

    Before doing that, however, go to utilities and run disk utility, select the hard drive and repair permissions. Some installers have a habit of not setting permissions correctly and DU is always good to run after all installations.
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)
    If Flash has installed normally - you'll see two Flash files in
    HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ along with other plugins

    Flash Player.plugin
    and flashplayer.xpt

    there will also be an entry in *Safari-Help-Installed Plug-ins* for
    Shockwave Flash
    Shockwave Flash 10.x rxyz — from file “Flash Player.plugin”.

    The latter will be completely blank if plugins are not enabled in Safari-Preferences-Security

    Do you have the files in the right place? does Flash show in *Safari-Help-Installed Plug-ins* ?
  • PJGILL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    You people are amazing, thank you very much all working now without having to reboot, think it may have the repair permissions