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!

As of Firefox version 71 and up, Firefox doesn’t register plugins installed in Firefox folder anymore, meaning Portable Adobe Flash won’t work anymore in latest Firefox versions. Only way to still use Portable Adobe Flash with Firefox is to use ESR version, at least until ESR reaches version 71 too. Then it’ll be over. At which time, Adobe Flash will be officially dead too.

What you need is a portable browser like Firefox Portable ESR:
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr

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)

Version available for download:
32.0.0.403

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/

Be aware that such stand-alone portable version of Adobe Flash DOES NOT auto update itself, so make sure you have the latest possible version! Luckily Firefox will warn you once plugin is too outdated. Gap between plugin update by Adobe and me updating the download on my page is usually less than 24 hours. If I forget to upload latest version in this timeframe, let me know and I’ll update it.

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!

231 thoughts on “Portable Adobe Flash Player

  1. 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?
    Please advice, I’m using a Portable edition of Firefox.
    Last week i start having problems with YouTube (most flash videos doesn’t play with the old version) and I can’t log-in in my Gmail anymore

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  2. How can Adobe Flash plugin be enabled in Chromium portable? (I don’t want to use Chrome from Google, because of the spyware embedded in it. Chromium removes Google spyware.)

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    1. You mean PDF? That’s not possible because PDF plugin consists of a plugin and Adobe PDF Reader, you need both to achieve that. Besides, Chrome and Firefox can already render PDF files natively. I haven’t installed PDF since then…

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    1. I thought of that, but since I only knew PayPal (which doesn’t payout for non-US residents) back then, I never really bothered further. But now there are other options like Patreon so I’m actually setting that up right now. Have no clue how it’ll work, but I’ll try. Maybe I’ll be able to put more effort into stuff here if I won’t be as dependent on my crappy real life job 😛

      Btw, updated the plugin to version 24.0.0.221 ! 🙂

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  3. Your files are very helpful for me because I don’t have admin-rights on my office machine, where an older version of flash is installed. To use the new Flash-version in .\Data\plugins I opened ‘about:config’ and set ‘plugin.scan.plid.all’ from ‘true’ to ‘false’. Thank you very much.

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  4. Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking the time and
    actual effort to produce a top notch article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never seem
    to get anything done.

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    1. Thx for letting me know. My usual notification source for new versions had some problems for last couple of months so I wasn’t updating it as fast as before. Regardless, new version is up, freshly uploaded.

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