How to install Flash Plugin manually?

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I am using Mozilla Firefox as my default browser on my Windows Vista.

I am having an error saying that I need to install Flash plug-in.

So I clicked on the Install Missing Plug-ins button and follow the onscreen instructions, restarted my Firefox but it is still not installed. 
How can I install it manually?
Need help please.
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Answered By 0 points N/A #109199

How to install Flash Plugin manually?


To install the missing plugin, please follow the steps below:

*Note: This procedure will also work on installing any plugin.

  1. Download the plugin file manually. Click on this link.
  3. After successfully downloaded the plugin, rename it with .zip extension. Example:
  4. You can still open the file since the original file type is .xpi file, just double-click it.
  5. Copy flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll from the same directory or into one of two directories. This is depending on if you want to install the plugin for all users or for just one account only.
Flash Players

To install for all users:

  • Locate to this on your Windows Explorer:
  • C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxplugins.
  • If you are running 64-bit Windows Vista, the path will look like this:
  • C:Program Files (x86)Mozilla Firefoxplugins.
  • If you are using a portable version of Firefox, locate the Firefox installation folder and look for the directory for plugins.
  • Paste the two files on the above path. Click Continue if you are prompted by UAC and you are done.
  • Install for one user account:
  • Browse on this path:
  • %APPDATA%Mozilla
Mozilla Appdata

When you are on that path, create a new directory and name it as Plugins then paste the two files above.To verify that the plugin is already loaded, open your Firefox then type about:plugins in the address bar. Or you can also try reloading the page that is not working.

Answered By 15 points N/A #109200

How to install Flash Plugin manually?


Good Day to you Ma'am.

  • Having an instant problem with the computer are very reliable to the user. For an instant, the plug and play on the system are a work of an Operating System you are using, or let's just say, your Windows Vista. Actually fixing a single problem can make up to a many solutions.
  • This short steps MAY FIND your way to conclude the problem.
  • First Option: Checking "PLUG-INS" in system.
  1. First is to open a "Mozilla Firefox" in your desktop. Be sure to have an internet connection because the main problem is in the plug-ins.
  2. After you are inside the Firefox browser. Go to the "MENU BAR" located at the top of the Firefox Browser.
  3. You will see the "File", "Edit", "View", "History" and etc.: In this content. Chose and Click that named as "TOOLS".
  4. After Clicking the TOOL bar, you will see its content and SELECT "Add-ons".
  5. This will navigate you inside the "Add-ons Manager". This portion will let you control the settings you want to install, delete/uninstall a program.
  • If you want to add software you can use the "Search all Add-ons" and it will automatically search what you want to install.
  • You can also select the "PLUG-INS" that are mainly installed in your program.

Second Option: Installing FLASH Player Manually.

This step's will easily direct you to a download site of a Flash Player you needed.

  1. First is, you need to download a latest "Flash Player". This link will help you navigate directly to the Flash Player download LINK:
  2. If you're inside the link. You will see the "Download Latest Version" (located in the side of the site). Click it. This will automatically download.
  3. Ones the pop out installer appear in your screen. Click the "SAVE FILE" button.
  4. After the download is finished. Right click the download file and select "Open".
  5. Read and follow the steps until you successfully see the word "FINISH".

I hope this will help you in solving the problem.


Answered By 20 points N/A #109201

How to install Flash Plugin manually?


Thank you for the help.

I followed the solutions above. It was very effective.

I successfully installed the missing plugin.


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