Can't download Flash - Can you help?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by emilycregan, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. emilycregan macrumors newbie

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    Fairly new Mac user here. I uninstalled Flash (read somewhere it would possibly fix my Safari freezing problem - stupid I know). Now I can't get Flash back. I go to the Adobe site and try to download. My download window opens, it says it's loading "install_flash_player_osx_dmg". Says the file is 14.1mb and takes about 4-5 seconds for the blue bar to scroll all the way across. But afterwards the file is not in my Downloads folder or anywhere else on my computer. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried searching in Finder for that file name? Also try going to Safari > Window > Downloads and see if it shows the download complete. If so, you should be able to get to the file from there.
     
  3. emilycregan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've tried looking in Safari > Windows > Downloads. It's not there.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What about searching with Finder? Just search for all .dmg files.
     
  5. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Look in your Downloads folder. Open a Finder window > your Home folder > Downloads. Unless you opted to save the downloads in another place from Safari menu > Preferences > General tab > Save download file to: Other.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Apparently you missed this:
     
  7. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    And she wrote this. I'm thinking maybe that's why she can't find it in the Downloads folder.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read my first post in this thread, which that quote was in response to.
     
  9. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Oops. My bad. :eek:
     

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