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Post Posted April 18th, 2007, 3:15 am

The latest Flash version got installed automatically in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash instead of the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\ I copied the NPSWF32.dll to the FireFox plugins, how about all those files in the Flash folder (C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash)?, namely:

NPSWF32.dll (I only copied this file, right?)


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Post Posted April 18th, 2007, 8:23 am

If you can view flash objects fine, then you don't need to copy other files. Though I have that NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe file in my plugins folder, but I don't think it's needed.


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Post Posted April 18th, 2007, 11:43 am

Firefox can find the Flash plugin via a registry scan, so if you see the plugin on the <i>about:plugins</i> page then Flash is installed ok.
You can access that page via the url bar.



Post Posted April 18th, 2007, 4:26 pm

Thanks zero_ant, dickvl!

Ok, I finally got my problems solved:-)! ....well the source of my "latest Flash" problems were from my user.js file, I had both:

// get rid of Scan for Plugins;
user_pref("plugin.scan.plid.all", false);

// get rid of the plugins needed alert;
user_pref("plugin.default_plugin_disabled", false);

and even after deleting "user_pref("plugin.scan.plid.all", false);" from user.js I still couldn't get my "Flash" to work and this is due to prefs.js still have the "plugin.scan.plid.all", false" and I had to go into about:config to reset "plugin.scan.plid.all", false" to "plugin.scan.plid.all", true" and wala....I got my Flash working (even after deleting NPSWF32.dll from the FireFox pluguns folder), and this is due to "I guess" FireFox is now set to scan for all plugins including the one in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash!

I hope the above will also help those with similar "Flash" problems.

I never like "Flash" and how many people knew that you could ONLY set your Privacy/Security settings thru ... ger02.html

If not for a few car manufactures web sites...I'll have nothing to do with Flash!!! Java/Flash/Shockwave....what on earth are we heading into...yet we are blaming others for our privacy/security issues!

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