Flash installer

Discussion in 'iMac' started by TyWahn, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. TyWahn macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2003
    My last Mid 2008 iMac has an Adobe Flash installer built in into System Preferences. My new 2017 iMac does not. Does anybody know how to get it back?
  2. jerwin macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2015
    for the past couple of years, I've been using Chrome instead of Adobe's Flash.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    The flash installer is not "built into" System Prefs.

    At some point during the old iMac's history you installed flash, which puts a pref pane into System Prefs.

    The new iMacs do not come with flash pre-installed.
    Many folks will advise against flash, but others still need it for some reason or other.

    The link that follows will always download the latest available version of flash from Adobe:

    It will come in as a dmg file, double-click to open, then double-click the installer.
    When done, the flash preferences should be installed.
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I would not trust Macromedia - go direct to adobe. Any 3rd party download may be contaminated.
  5. jzuena macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Lexington, MA, USA
    Macromedia originally wrote flash and was bought by Adobe years ago. This is an official Adobe website.

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