How do I install Adobe Flash Player when my browser does not show a “run” option?

Anonymous August 25, 2014
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When going to Youtube or other video downloads am told I need to download Adobe Flash Player. When doing this am told to hit “Run” on window. The window that opens for me only show open of save. It does not show run, so I can go no further. What next?

  1. Edwin H
    August 29, 2014 at 5:21 am

    Sometimes this problem happens in browsers, for this download Adobe Flash Player from adobe website and install it instead of download from other websites.


    • Dalsan M
      August 29, 2014 at 7:38 am

      The issue was not about getting the proper file downloaded, but not being able to select "Run" instead of downloading the file and then opening the downloaded file. Any web browser other than Internet Explorer will not offer the Run option, which means the user would have to locate the downloaded file, or click the link to the file within the browser (usually shown at the bottom of the browser or click on the "down arrow" in the upper right of the browser to open a tab listing the downloaded file(s).

  2. Nate U
    August 28, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    It seems you aren't using Internet Explorer. I assume either Firefox or Chrome. Save the file then press CTRL+J to display the download window. There you can run the file.

  3. Shane L
    August 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Please see the following link for step by step instructions on the installation.

  4. Hovsep A
    August 26, 2014 at 10:36 am

    OpenDownload² (Add a Run button in Firefox for downloaded files)

  5. Ben S
    August 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    Oron is exactly right. I can see that you're using Firefox, which does not have the "Run" option that you see pictured; only Internet Explorer has that option. I'm glad you're using Firefox though, as it's superior in nearly every way to IE.

    To quickly jump to your recent downloads in Firefox, simply click on the arrow icon in the top-right of your browser, as shown in this screenshot:

  6. Oron J
    August 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    This is not as bad as it seems. Basically, if you click "run" then the installer will be downloaded to a temporary location and then run. If you don't have the option, choose "save" instead, and then open the file you downloaded.

    If you haven't changed the original settings, the file will be downloaded to the "Downloads" folder (or "My Downloads" if you are using Windows XP). It will have a red icon and will bee called something like "install_flashplayer". You can open it in Windows Explorer (that's the "My Computer" program, not Internet Explorer, which is a web browser). Simply find the file, double click on it and follow the prompts on the screen.

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