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Updating Flash without Admin Rights


I have Firefox installed with standard user privileges. I used to be able to extract the "Flash Player.plugin" from the dmg file and place it in "~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins" ... but now I can only get a file called "Flash Player.plugin.lzma"

I can't install flash with admin privileges. So what can I do?

== I updated Firefox... the whatsnew page said I should update Flash.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • -Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Musicnotes Viewer plugin 1.17.3 http://www.musicnotes.com
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r32
  • DivX Web Player version
  • npmnqmp 071705000010
  • Coupons Inc. Plugin
  • 4.0.50401.0
  • iPhoto6
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r45


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100611 Firefox/3.6.4

More Information

Firefox version 3.6.4 on Mac OS X 10.6.4

Morbus 134 solutions 2338 answers

Hello Bill.

You probably need to contact Adobe about this, since Flash is their software... ?

sonntags 0 solutions 1 answers

Helpful Reply

Hi, try with this instruction: http://www.varesano.net/blog/fabio/installing+flash+player+plugin+firefox+without+having+administrator+access+or+premissions

Worked for me (and many others, as seems)