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Install Flash Player Without Admin Power

Install Flash Player Without Admin Power

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Installing Flash Player Plugin on Firefoxwithout having Administrator Access or Premissions
Last updated on Mon, 2011-03-07 14:21. Originally submitted by fabio on2007-02-19 16:32.
UPDATE:
 
The following guide, originally written for Firefox 2, has been used successfully onFirefox 3, Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.6. Users of Firefox Portableedition (versions 3, 3.5 and 3.6) also hav e been successful using this guide.
The Windows computers available at my University permits login only by autenticated users(students) who don't have Administrator access and permissions.Installing software on those PC is then not possible.Recently they finally installed Firefox 2 but without the Flash plugins, which is absolutlyuseful/needed.I then tryed to install the Flash Player using the "standard" way (click on the missing plugin linkthen install the plugin..). However without administrator plugins it was not possible to install.Then I started doing some tests trying to install the plugin manually. Now I have it installed andworking perfectly!This is how I managed to install it without administrator permissions:1. Download theXPI archive of the Flash Player Pluginto your hard disk (right click on the download link then "Save link as.."). XPIarchives ar e onlyZIPfilescontainingthefiles used by the plugins. A more updated version of the plugin is also availablehere.2. So you can safely rename the file you just downloaded, called
flashplayer-win.xpi 
, into
flashplayer-win.zip
(you are changing its extension from .xpi to .zip)3. Extract the files in the archive. You can use any program capable of opening
.zip
files(WinZip,WinRARor the free and great7-zip). There are also websites which can uncompress archives:wobzip.org.4. Copy the files
flashplayer.xpt
and
NPSWF32.dll
to
%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Plugins\
%APPDATA%
is not a real folder. It's an alias. By inserting it in your windowsexplorer address bar, you'll be redirected to the real folder which holds your applications profiles and settings. The location of this folder depends on varioussetting that's why we need the alias and not an absolute path.You can open this folder simply choosing "Start → Run → Type in %APPDATA% →OK".In case you don't have a
Plugins
folder you can create one and place your filesthere.5. Restart Firefox6. Enjoy your flash websites!Reference:Profile folder onMozillaZine Knowledge Base. Installing Flash in Portable Firefox with no installer at AcidLabs.org Blog.  
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I just did this on the brand
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 2011-05-26 21:13.
I just did this on the brand new firefox 4.Use the second link but right click and save as. Unlike what the tutorial says there is only one filethat I needed to transfer over. Also if you cannot access certain websites while at work or schoolor whatever usewww.piemagnet.com. Works like a charm. I did all of this while usingpiemagnet.reply
Thats incredible
Submitted by Happy as a Smiley (not verified) on Tue, 2011-05-24 11:52.
I want to thank you so much for taking the time and posting this.I searched for hours and all tips were a bunch of bullshixx - UNTIL I found your tip!This works perfectly!reply
you rock
Submitted by zubair ismail (not verified) on Tue, 2011-05-17 11:43.
WOW man this works i am really very very happy.NOW I CAN USE THIS IN MY UNIVERSITYLAB>HEHEHEHEreply
The link for "XPI archive of 
Submitted by E-mannen (not verified) on Sun, 2011-05-01 05:49.
The link for "XPI archive of the Flash Player Plugin" on adobes servers doesn't work anymore.They've changed it to something else or removed it completely. I'm stuck on this operation at themoment :-(reply
Just use the file in
Submitted by fabio on Sun, 2011-05-01 08:11.
Just use the file inhttp://my.opera.com/Tamil/homes/Softwares/NPSWF32.zipand followthe procedure just for this file.. it should be enough..reply
AWESOME! THANK U SO MUCHHHH!!!
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You download Google Chrome portable with inbound flash instead of Firefox. No hard feelingsabout firefox, but Google Chrome Rocks!reply
tank
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 2011-04-10 13:58.
this is very very usful for metanks alot!reply
Flash files for version 10.2.153.1
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 2011-03-26 11:33.
In case you have access to a computer where you have admin rights, just install the latest flashversion locally. Then you can find the two files (xpi and dll) in the following folder and you cancopy them to the other computer where you do not have admin rights or to the firefox portable:C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash\Worked for me with version 10.2.153.1(just in case you would not like to download the ddl from "somewhere")reply
Works on the new Firefox 4
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 2011-03-23 16:46.
Works on the new Firefox 4 too! Thanks so much!!!reply
Thank you very much! it
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Thank you very much! it really works, I use it at work because I dont want to use explorer. i usefirefox portable.replyFalegnameria TorinoErmanno Falco - Fotografo Torino:myfavourite pictureSartostiro.itErmanno Leinardi PittoreDocsity.com - Document sharing for students!Enrico Viola Personal Website
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