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Flash player 12.x to 29.x for portable browsers (32 and 64 bits)

Skip to the download links if you’re too lazy to read or if you already know what you’re doing

Latest version for download here: 29.0.0.171 for Firefox and Chrome. Mirrors are available in article and/or in the latest comments. If this is out of date, don’t hesitate to bump me in comments, I don’t check for updates quite regularly.

Finally, about 2 years and a half after Flash 11, Adobe recently released Flash 12, and quite quickly later, Flash 13 to 16. I don’t think there’s anything major in this release, the previous version was 11.9.x and I guess they preferred 12.0.x rather than getting into 11.10.x and such. I have no idea about the changelog, although from previous experience on the 11.x branch, it’s probably mainly security and bug fixes. The Linux version was discontinued at version 11.2 (although they still update this one with security fixes, current version being 11.2.202.336, which you can grab there), so probably even Adobe see Flash’s end coming. Which will be a sad day for me too, because quite a few people land here thanks to it 😉 although much fewer lately because it seems Google hates me since last summer 🙁 (I guess I can say it now that the traffic coming from them shredded to the point it became almost negligible, so even if they bury me even more I shouldn’t feel much difference – for instance, yesterday’s traffic: Bing + Duckduckgo brought me half the traffic Google brought)

Anyway, the usual mentions:

1) If you’re planning to use this with Tor, you should also plan to say goodbye to IP anonymity (which I believe is the main reason for using Tor): Flash will connect without much regards for your Tor Browser proxy settings so it can leak your IP to someone willing to get it. Well, maybe there’s a way to make it safer, but seriously using browser plugins such as Java and Flash while trying to be anonymous is like trying to win a race while starting late on purpose.

2) To “install” it into your portable browser, grab the correct files (either 32 or 64 bits) and put it in the plugin folder (which you may need to create yourself), which is:

  • Firefox Portable: Data/plugins + set plugins.load_appdir_plugins to true in about:config
  • Opera USB:
    • new version (Chromium based): [Opera install dir]\[Version number]\plugins\ (thanks Marcelo.ar and Kooky Tommy in the comments)
    • old version (12x): program/plugins
  • Iron or Chrome Portable: Iron/plugins

NB: as of today (2016-01-23), those instructions are probably quite outdated. I haven’t actually used portable Flash in years, you may want to browse the comments to find up-to-date instructions.
I’m pretty sure Flashplayer.xpt is useless, but I include it because it’s tiny and some people do look for it.
Also, I haven’t actually used any portable browser in a loooong while, so if those instructions are outdated, don’t hesitate to let me know (let’s beat the record number of comments set around Flash player 11 ;)).
Edit: okay this section is totally outdated for Chrome-based browsers now…

3) Last but not least, this is not a magic portable Flash, this is just a repack of the original Flash stuff to make it easier to “install” manually on a device where you don’t have admin rights. So, Flash will, as usual, store the infamous LSO (Local Shared Objects) “cookies” in a system location (in %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player), and you’ll want to delete the stuff in there at the end of your session if you’re also concerned about not leaving tracks and not just about running Flash stuff.

Ok, now I shut up and here is the zip containing NPSWF32_29_0_0_171.dll, FlashPlayerPlugin_29_0_0_171.exe, NPSWF64_29_0_0_171.dll and flashplayer.xpt (the first 2 are the 32 bits version, the third is the 64 bits, and the last is here for, hm, decoration ^^) and now there is also, in the same package, the new Pepper Flash Player files for Chrome-based browsers (those “pepflashplayer” dlls). They are hosted primarily on Megabitload and Uploaded.to, which should keep a back up “indefinitely”, and on my server, where only the latest version is guaranteed to be maintained (the previous ones can usually be obtained with a trivial URL manipulation, but whenever I change hosting I drop the older versions, so no guarantee that this will always work). I will also try to upload them to demo2.ovh.net, because some people have reported issues (well, company filtering issues) connecting to the other 2 places, but they delete files after 30 days there, so obviously this will only be suitable for grabbing the latest release while it’s hot.

For developers, here is also the debug version 22.0.0.192 (yes, I don’t upload this one quite regularly because I guess not many people need it – if you do need a more recent debug version let me know).

Last but not least, courtesy from Kooky Tommy in the comments, some Flash ESR packages are available there via Dropbox

Older 20+ versions

Older 19.x versions

Older 18.x versions

Older 17.x versions

Older 16.x versions

Older 15.x versions

Older 14.x versions

Older 13.x versions

Older 12.x versions

Even older versions (<12)

Cf previous post, Flash player 11.9.900.170 for portable browsers (32 and 64 bits)

Original installers

Links to latest versions:
Firefox/Cyberfox and other NPAPI: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player.exe
Chrome/Iron/Opera and other Pepper: http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/latest/help/install_flash_player_ppapi.exe

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  1. POI says

    Dieter please forgive me a question:
    Your game link: http://diep.io/ Extremely interesting!
    I’m an old Duke Nukem dos game person. Don’t know anything about new games.
    What is this site? This is way over my head from simple flash games from Ferry Halim lol.

    Sorry guys… please forgive me for taking way too much space here….

    • IOP says

      html5/javascript

  2. patheticcockroach says

    By the way everyone who still uses Flash, there’s an unpatched vulnerability that’s being actively exploited at the moment. Better turn it off until the patch is released: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/02/theres-a-new-adobe-flash-0day-and-up-and-coming-hackers-are-exploiting-it/

  3. POI says

    Just saw this before visiting here!
    As usual, Dave’s on top of things! 🙂

  4. Kooky Tommy says

    New version has been published: 28.0.0.161

  5. roman says

    Already there was a new version – 28.0.0.161, and you have on the website already outdated version.

  6. POI says

    Roman,
    With respect, David is doing this to help a LOT of people.
    And he is doing this for nothing but our sincere thanks!
    For the most part, he doesn’t even use flash himself.

    He deserves the utmost thanks & respect for his work to provide these packages.

    • patheticcockroach says

      Yeah it was a lot easier when I was still using Flash on my main computer (well, not really using but at least installing it on my computer ^^).
      Now, with every release, I need to open my old computer and install Flash on it to extract the files. It’s not a lot of work, but it’s not quite convenient and I can’t always do it quickly, unfortunately. This time, the security issue had made the news so I anticipated it a bit and was able to post the file faster than usual 😉

  7. Dieter says

    Thanks David!
    Version 29.0.0.113 is rolled out… – (Windows Patchday)

    Greetings

  8. Empatojayos says

    Where do you get FlashPlayerPlugin_xx_x_x_xxx.exe? I find the other two files inside the Macromedia folder in Windows XP 32.

    • patheticcockroach says

      I get it in the same folder as the rest… It’s weird that you don’t have it there too, although I’m not sure how useful it is anyway

      • Empatojayos says

        My File Listing of “C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash”:

        FlashInstall32.log 44012 bytes
        flashplayer.xpt 856 bytes
        FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe 272384 bytes
        FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_Plugin.dll 550400 bytes
        FlashUtil32_29_0_0_113_Plugin.exe 1362432 bytes
        mms.cfg 47 bytes
        NPSWF32_29_0_0_113.dll 20152320 bytes
        plugin.vch 456727 bytes

        My File Listing of “..\Data\profile\extensions\flashplayer@xpi.version\plugins\”:

        FlashPlayerPlugin_29_0_0_113.exe 3453952 bytes
        NPSWF32_29_0_0_113.dll 20152320 bytes
        plugin.vch 456727 bytes

        As you can see, the file in question does not exist in my normal installation (under Windows XP), both by name and by size. Will it be a necessary file for a later Windows?

      • patheticcockroach says

        For me FlashPlayerPlugin_29_0_0_113.exe is in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash, which contains, oddly enough, Flash 32 bits.
        My C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash folder contains Flash 64 bits, which doesn’t have such a file.

        I actually don’t know what this file is for. I think it was added at some point when Firefox made a change to their plugin system, and as far as I remember I had trouble loading Flash without this executable after it was added, but it was quite a while ago…

  9. Kooky Tommy says

    New version has been published: 29.0.0.140

  10. somethinoranother says

    im not able to follow these instructions very well….seems to be a bunch of variations to try/do…..any help for firefox windows 10?

  11. Kooky Tommy says

    New version has been published: 29.0.0.171

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