Flash in Firefox without Admin Privileges

If you’re trying to either install Adobe Flash into a Firefox install on a computer you don’t have admin rights on, or install it into Portable Firefox, then you’re probably having trouble.  The solution is relatively simple considering Adobe Flash runs off of only just two files!  Just copy those files and you’re set.

Download the flash installer, then use a program such as WinRAR or PeaZip to “extract the .EXE file”.

Then find the files flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll which you already extracted, and copy those to the folder Moziilla Firefox/plugins.

Restart Firefox, and it’s really as simple as that!

Another option if for some reason this doesn’t work though it should, is to download this extension and install it inside firefox: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/xpi/current/flashplayer-win.xpi

  • Craig

    Cool beans. good to know. I don’t use firefox that much though.

  • Craig

    Cool beans. good to know. I don’t use firefox that much though.

  • distorted

    So, the admins have the plugins folder write protected. Any other way to do it?

  • distorted

    So, the admins have the plugins folder write protected. Any other way to do it?

  • http://www.mydailytech.com Connor McBrine-Ellis

    hey distorted, maybe try using portable firefox

    check out http://www.portableapps.com

  • Connor McBrine-Ellis

    hey distorted, maybe try using portable firefox

    check out http://www.portableapps.com