Portable Adobe Flash Player

Ever wanted to carry a fully functional browser with Adobe Flash Player on your USB thumb drive or using Firefox Portable on non-admin accounts, but still have the Adobe Flash player which is obviously not installed on the system you’re about to use? Look no further, because here is the solution!

Only Firefox 70 and older register Adobe Flash player installed inside Firefox folder (which is required for portable use). It will not work in portable Firefox 71 and newer.

Adobe Flash Player is officially being discontinued on 31st December 2020!

Unpack 7z archive to a desired location…

Download one of these two Adobe Flash plugins (if unsure, download both):
Adobe Flash Player Portable Plugin Download (32bit and 64bit)

Latest and very last version available for download:
32.0.0.465

Open Firefox Portable folder and browse to the folder:
.\Data\plugins

Drop Adobe Flash plugin files (unpack the 7z archive first!) in it and restart it, if it’s running at the moment. Voila, you now have a fully portable Adobe Flash capable browser that can work even on non-admin user accounts (like Limited or Guest).

Test if Adobe Flash is working properly here (use to check which is the latest version):
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

Disclaimer:
The binaries are NOT modified in any way! I have only unpacked them from the Adobe Flash installers so they can be used for portable apps. To be sure, check the files digital signature which has to be issued by the “Adobe Systems Incorporated”. If the signature is not there, broken or invalid, please delete these files immediately and notify me here!

255 thoughts on “Portable Adobe Flash Player

  1. Sorry, binaries have been updated yesterday, I forgot to update the version number on the main post.

    Updated the plugin to version 17.0.0.169 !

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  2. wow man, you are the real MVP! It works like a charm, thanks for ever! In order to not bother you in the future, could you please explain (if it’s simple) how to unpack the binaries from Adope Flash installers ? thanks again, keep up the good work

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    1. Well, I simply install Adobe Flash Player and extract the plugin files from the install location. They are using some weird proprietary packer and since I’m using Flash anyway, I find this the easiest method.

      In general, if everything is normal and I’m not on vacation or something, I usually update plugin files within 24 hours timeframe.

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  3. I know that before I see your post and for those who wants to get their local copy (since it’s getting the update in an automated fashion) browse to “C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash” folder then copy “NPSWF32_17_0_0_188.dll” Notice those version numbers would change from time to time. Thanks

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  4. Here we go again! Updated Flash or Firefox at some point it broke blocking ads. What I found is that YouTube was forcing HTML5 and not flash.

    Plugin to fix HTML5 on YouTube:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/youtube-flash-player/

    Grease Monkey script to block YouTube ads and Annotations (YousableTubeFix):

    http://userscripts-mirror.org/scripts/show/13333

    My FU-LASH update script (Portable Firefox users) :

    http://rmccurdy.com/scripts/ FU-LASH.EXE

    Post on blocking ADS and Annotations on YouTube for ANDROID:

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/block-ads-android-youtube-tubemate-adblock-edge-luck-patcher-mccurdy?trk=mp-reader-card

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  5. Hmm, for me when I try this, plugin_container.exe is flipping out and restarts multiple times a second and the plugin never loads. The cursor blinks like crazy and freezes stuff. Oh well, I think I’ll have to install Flash…

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    1. Nevermind, I fixed it by including more files into my plugins folder:
      flashplayer.xpt
      FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_194.exe
      NPSWF32_18_0_0_194.dll
      NPSWF64_18_0_0_194.dll

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      1. xpt is not necessary afaik, 32 and 64 depends on the browser version, the FlashPlayerPlugin is required for 32bit version of plugin.

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    1. You can’t. They are using some weird proprietary packer/installer. That’s why I’m installing it and extracting files from disk soy ou don’t have to.

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  6. RejZoR, this is the first time the portable version doesn’t work for me since updating to new Opera 31.0.1889.99 stable version :(. Had no problems with version with 30.0.1835. It always worked with just the dll file in the Plugins folder alone. I then added the FlashPlayerPlugin_18_0_0_209.exe to the Plugins folder and restarted Opera with the same problem. Please help.

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    1. Thx for letting me know. I’ll check it out asap. Are you using 32bit or 64bit Opera? If I remember correctly they offer both versions… (I’m not using Opera regularly, just here and there).

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  7. Opera 32-bit. Post-Opera v12.x doesn’t have 64-bit. BTW, I googled the answer: the new v31 now enables PPAPI plugins by default. To re-enable NPAPI plugins , enter URL opera://flags/?search=npapi#disable-npapi , change to Enable, then restart Opera.

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  8. Thanks. I don’t know what differences are between the two, but all the more power if it’s better. Anyway, I tested by adding pepflashplayer32_18_0_0_209.dll to the plugins folder, but it failed.

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    1. Hey Barry B, i have the same problem and followed your instructions. Unfortunately, it still does not work. I have copied the NPSWF64_18_0_0_232.dll (or should i take the NPSWF32_18_0_0_232.dll?) in the program folder because i can not see any “plugins” folder. Where can I find this? Thank you very much!

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      1. If you’re unsure, just drop all the 32bit and 64bit files (for 32bit you also need the EXE that comes with it!) into the plugins folder. Drop them anywhere else and it will not function. The correct plugins folder for Firefox also contains text file “plugins_readme.txt”. Drop the plugin files into this folder and it should work.

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  9. Hi RejZor,

    thank you for your fast answer. But – as i mentiod – unfortunately in the Opera 31 portable installation folder, there is no plugins-foldner. Neither in the program folder, nor in the appropriate appData-folder. What I could try is also to copy the EXE. I haven’t done so yet. Greetings and thx!

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  10. Romansen, late to answer you, but I gave up trying the portable version and now it only works with the full version >:(. Opera 31 and only works with NPAPI version of Flash and so far no one has found a way to make work with only the .dll file.

    Regarding the missing Plugins folder, previously you would have to create it like at a location like: C:\Program Files\Opera\32.0.1948.25\Plugins then extract the dll file there.

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  11. Updated the plugin to version 19.0.0.185 !

    Again, sorry for the delay, I was abroad for 3 days and yesterday it was really busy. But here it is now 🙂

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  12. Just an update that I finally found a way to load portable Flash (PPAPI / Pepper Plugin version) on Opera 31+:

    1) Either install the full version temporarily to extract pepflashplayer32.dll to a location of your choice (mine is in C:\Apps\Flash\). Or if you’re lazy like me, look for portable offerings from other websites get the dll file directly.
    2) Right-click Opera shortcut to access the properties and add to the command line. It ends up being something like: C:\Apps\Opera\launcher.exe –ppapi-flash-path=”C:\Apps\Flash\pepflashplayer32.dll”
    3) Restart Opera if it’s already running.

    Optional steps:
    4) I wanted to ensure that any other apps that launch Opera (e.g. from Windows Explorer) also had this extra command switch added in the Windows Registry like: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\launcher.exe\shell\open\command –> add to the Default value as “C:\Apps\Opera\launcher.exe” –disable-update –ppapi-flash-path=”C:\Apps\Flash\pepflashplayer32.dll” “%1″
    5) If you wanted to verify that Opera loads Flash properly go to URL opera://plugins/ . You might be wondering why it shows Version: 99.999.999.999. That can be changed by adding a second switch after launcher.exe from the above like: –ppapi-flash-version=”19.0.0.226”, but this is more for aesthetics.

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    1. I’ve just tested both EXE files and they both extract fine. Make sure you download them properly and that nothing is corrupting them on your system. Delete browser cache before re-downloading…

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  13. God Damn ! When said PORTABLE THEN I EXPECT RAW DLL Files to copy to portable browser plugin directory AND NOT GOD DAMN EXE INSTALL FILE !!! TO INSTALL WHERE ??? INTO WIN SO THAT CAN BE ADDITIONAL SPYING POSSIBLE ???
    God Damn SMACKS !!!

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    1. Dude, chill, it’s not installer, it’s just self extracting SFX archive made with 7-zip. But I guess I could provide ZIP version, which will be slightly bigger though. I need to use archives because 32bit plugin requires 2 files and archives neatly pack them together.

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  14. Who’s ‘da man’?

    RejZoR’s da man’!!!

    Thank you for keeping updated and your cool over these hot heads.

    With Tunnelr subscription, portable KiTTY, portable firefox and you, I can listen to pandora at work!!!

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    1. Thanks 🙂 I’ve created this because I’m also using Firefox Portable at work instead of stupid IE so I’ve decided to release it publicly for everyone so you guys don’t have to fiddle with installation of Flash and extraction of plugin files. Looks like it’s pretty popular 🙂

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      1. Thank you for our job, you save me a lot of time and avoid me lot of problems, i’m using TOR browszer at work and I need this plugin to make it fully “browser”
        thank’s again.

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    1. I’ve tested both files and they extract fine. I recommend thaty ou clear your browser cache and re-download the files. They probably got corrupted during download (which shouldn’t happen these days but still). It’s also possible that your HDD is not that healthy and is corrupting data. Run Crystal Disk Info program (it’s free) and see what it says.

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      1. Hallo, now it´s ok.

        I can not tell you what was going on. I always got an error that. In the x64 version, there was no problem.

        And I apologize for my bad english.

        In any case, I thank you for your quick response.

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  15. Once again! Thanks so much for doing this for us, RejZoR! It’s very much appreciated.
    My work life would suck even more than it already does if it wasn’t for you.
    Thank you!

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    1. Is there any chance a ‘portable’ 32bit Silverlight plugin could show up here? It is needed to run Netflix on Pale Moon.

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  16. Ever thought about also doing Pepper Flash? Chromium (and probably others) don’t come with flash like the normal Chrome does.

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  17. I’ve left a comment about 1-2 months ago but it wasn’t posted, not here to complain it at all since I were wrong. Yeah, I’ve never though that the exe file was required on 32 bit browser! Damned flash player. I though only the DLLs were necessary, not also FlashPlayerPlugin_[…].exe
    However now it works perfecly, and flash player can also stay on the firefox profile folder(create a folder named “plugins” and put it there or in the data if firefox is a portable app that work with a specified data folder that include a specified plugin folder)
    It should be written here that flash player is not portable at all itself, yeah, this work on firefox portable, but sure will always leave LSO on computer. Check out wikipedia to know what are Flash Player Local Shared Objects, this can be easy fixed using a proper addon capable of managing them. There are a lot of these addons avaible for firefox.
    Anyway, great work man

    Who’s ‘da man’?

    RejZoR’s da man’!!!

    A lot of internet user and just 1 persons that had the idea of sharing flash player files …..
    even portableapps.com haven’t understood that portable apps sometimes can be downloaded even on public computer or things like that(that doesn’t allow you to use admin user, and so sure you can install flash player). However, thanks to this 1 person, RejZoR

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  18. hi, thank you very much for the link, i’ve been downloading your portable flash plugin for about 5 updates now, please dont stop uploading, thank you

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    1. No worries. Only way I’ll stop is if Adobe stops releasing it or browsers stop supporting it. There are already discussions about both so eventually Adobe Flash will be gone one day…

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  19. Hi – I try to uncompress the file and i get an “unsupported compression error” from 7zip. Any ideas?

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    1. What version of 7zip are you using? Also, clear browser cache and re-download the file again. Things like this usually happen when files get corrupted on user side.

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      1. The problem was the older version of the 7zip i was trying to use. Finally i find a way to uncompress the file but still unable to use the components in order to update the flash. I do everything as described but when i check the current version of my browser i always get a very-very old version as result. I try everything but nothing work. I find in another blog an automatic solution that works but since it is automatic i don’t trust it since i don’t have control about the components installed in my computer. Are you sure that after coping the components to appropriate files you don’t have to do anything else?

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