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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 25th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
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    trying to install an old version of flash player on an old Mac
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    • 25th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
    trying to install an old version of flash player on an old Mac 25th Sep 17 at 8:22 PM
    I have an old Mac computer and am attempting to install FlashPlayer on it. Correct version (we think!) has been downloaded and is sitting in the downloads folder but we need to somehow get it to work. Any ideas?


    playerglobal22_0.swc
    playerglobal20_0.swc
    playerglobal10_1.swc

    ..are the versions we've downloaded. I would like to install it on Opera (Version: 25.0.1614.68) if possible.
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 25th Sep 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 9:19 PM
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    • 25th Sep 17, 9:19 PM
    you need to run the file.....not just download it
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 26th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 10:21 AM
    Yes, the trouble is, we don't know where the file actually is, or how to get it to run..


    Clicking on one of the downloads brings up the message:

    There is no default application specified to open the document playerglobal22_0.swc

    and all you can do is click on 'OK'
    Last edited by avogadro; 26-09-2017 at 10:30 AM. Reason: adding information
    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 26th Sep 17, 11:14 AM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 11:14 AM
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    • 26th Sep 17, 11:14 AM
    maybe you need someone who knows macOS...not me, sorry..
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    • almillar
    • By almillar 27th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 3:02 PM
    What do you mean by 'old Mac' - they've been making them for, like, 30 years!
    Are you on OSX, macOS? OS9 or below?!
    Where are you downloading these old versions of Flash from?
    Are you aware of the security risks of using old versions of Flash?
    Anyway - .swc isn't an OSX app that would run on any half modern Mac. You're looking for a .dmg image or something. Anyway, let us know what computer you have, what OS version you're running, and I'll have a go!
    • datostar
    • By datostar 27th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:32 PM
    .swc files do not contain the Flash Player. They are developer files containing components of Adobe software and can only be opened by existing Adobe installations.
    Try this:- https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/flash-player/kb/enabling-flash-player-opera.html
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 27th Sep 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:45 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:45 PM
    What do you mean by 'old Mac' - they've been making them for, like, 30 years!
    Are you on OSX, macOS? OS9 or below?!
    Where are you downloading these old versions of Flash from?
    Are you aware of the security risks of using old versions of Flash?
    Anyway - .swc isn't an OSX app that would run on any half modern Mac. You're looking for a .dmg image or something. Anyway, let us know what computer you have, what OS version you're running, and I'll have a go!
    Originally posted by almillar
    So to answer your questions

    OSX (10.6.8)

    I think we got them from the adobe site, but I'll ask OH when he gets in!

    I just want videos to play on my Opera browser. I keep getting the message that I need to install Flashplayer. Am very careful where I download things from after getting a particularly nasty bit of malware recently which was very difficult to remove.
    Last edited by avogadro; 27-09-2017 at 6:48 PM.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 27th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
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    • 27th Sep 17, 6:47 PM
    That looks fairly clear, thankyou!
    • almillar
    • By almillar 28th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
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    • 28th Sep 17, 12:52 PM
    So not that old at all then. You want to be running the most up to date version of it as you can, going along with datostar's advise.
    • hans 2
    • By hans 2 28th Sep 17, 2:06 PM
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    Just me I expect but what's the point in enabling something that's not installed ?
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 28th Sep 17, 7:16 PM
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    That looks fairly clear, thankyou!
    Originally posted by avogadro
    I think we must have a different version of Opera - ours looks quite different to that in the page you linked to, and doesn't have those options. We have Opera 25.0 ?
    • datostar
    • By datostar 29th Sep 17, 6:24 PM
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    OK, try https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/

    That is the official flash player download page and the Mac OSX Version suits all from 10.6 (Snow Leopard released 2009) to 10.12. There is a Safari version and one for for Opera/Chrome. If your machine is from before 2009 you might struggle.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 29th Sep 17, 6:28 PM
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    Thanks Datostar, yes I think it might be from late 2006
    • almillar
    • By almillar 2nd Oct 17, 1:05 PM
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    Thanks Datostar, yes I think it might be from late 2006

    Then it'll be able to run on at least OSX 10.6 - we've established your computer isn't way too old, so now, what about your OS? If you don't know, click on the Apple logo at the top left of the screen, click 'About this Mac' and let us know what OSX you're on...
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