Installing Flash Player without admin rights – [En]


Lots of people in various situations don’t have administrative rights so they can’t install Flash Player on computers they use.
Here’s how you install it with standard user rights for various browsers.
1. Get the files here: http://www.mediafire.com/?jd467y5c1q4qb4b
2. Unzip them.
3. Copy them to the required location:

3.a. – For Opera, copy the unzipped .dll to program\plugins inside Opera installation directory.
3.b. – For I.E., copy the .dll to Program Files/Internet Explorer/Plugins.
3.c. – For Chrome go to Local Settings/Application Data/Google/Chrome/Application/your version/Plugins.
If there is no plugins folder, create it. And paste both unzipped files there.
3.d. – For Failfox, copy both files to Program Files/Mozilla/Plugins). The plugin directory is located in the root directory if you are using a portable version of Failfox, if Failfox is installed it is located in the profile folder. Easiest option to find out where the folder is located is to enter about:support in the address bar. If no Plugins folder exist, spawn it.

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9 Responses to Installing Flash Player without admin rights – [En]

  1. SheldonS says:

    Reblogged this on Sheldon's Space and commented:
    This is a very useful bit of information. I am not always in an environment where I have administrator rights to the machine I am using.

  2. Vivek says:

    An awesome information that was never needed unless u start working with ristrictions

  3. Francisca says:

    First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick
    question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I
    was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing.
    I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my
    ideas out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10
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    • xaeus says:

      You don’t need the beginning until the end of what you’re writing.
      Just open a text document, write some general ideas about the content you want the article to be on.
      Then elaborate on those. After you have the content, write a simple introduction and the title.
      As for clearing the mind, there are a lot of techniques. Maybe the most practical is to think at nothing for a few minutes and then focus on your work. It should work even with a lot of disturbances present near-by.
      Good luck !

  4. webrightnow says:

    I’m a bit confused. You are saying this method allows you to install without admin privileges. Surely that’s nonsense, you can’t paste files into the Program Files directory without admin rights! Have you tried? You are denied access unless you have the right privileges. Your method for IE just doesn’t work.

    • xaeus says:

      Access on the ‘Program Files’ folder depends on the rights given by sys admins.
      If you don’t have access there to copy files, just copy the whole folder of Opera/FF/IE somewhere where you have, add the files in the subdirectories and then run it from there.

      • carlo says:

        Could you please elaborate more on this? I did try to copy the Internet Explorer folder in the desktop. I manage to create the folder “Plugins” and copy the .dll there but still can’t play youtube.

      • xaeus says:

        It should work. If it does not, means there’s a problem with the operating system, so try to copy a browser like Opera that is OS-independent from somewhere it is already installed (like any other PC).

  5. Balaji says:

    still I’m getting error that folder access got denied. kindly help me

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