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Installing Flash Player Plugin on Firefox without having Administrator Access or Premissions
The Windows computers available at my University permits login only by autenticated users (students) who don't have Administrator access and permissions.

Installing software on those PC is then not possible.

Recently they finally installed Firefox 2 but without the Flash plugins, which is absolutly useful/needed.

I then tryed to install the Flash Player using the "standard" way (click on the missing plugin link then install the plugin..). However without administrator plugins it was not possible to install.

Then I started doing some tests trying to install the plugin manually. Now I have it installed and working perfectly!

This is how I managed to install it without administrator permissions:

1. Download the XPI archive of the Flash Player Plugin to your hard disk (right click on the download link then "Save link as.."). XPI archives are only ZIP files containing the files used by the plugins. A more updated version of the plugin is also available here.

2. So you can safely rename the file you just downloaded, called flashplayer-win.xpi, into flashplayer-win.zip (you are changing its extension from .xpi to .zip)

3. Extract the files in the archive. You can use any program capable of opening .zip files (WinZip, WinRAR or the free and great 7-zip). There are also websites which can uncompress archives: wobzip.org.

4. Copy the files flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dll to %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Plugins\
1. %APPDATA% is not a real folder. It's an alias. By inserting it in your windows explorer address bar, you'll be redirected to the real folder which holds your applications profiles and settings. The location of this folder depends on various setting that's why we need the alias and not an absolute path.

2. You can open this folder simply choosing "Start → Run → Type in %APPDATA% → OK".

3. In case you don't have a Plugins folder you can create one and place your files there.​

Restart Firefox

Enjoy your flash websites!

Origional Source:
http://www.varesano.net/blog/fabio/installing+flash+player+plugin+firefox+without+having+administrator+access+or+premissions
 
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It said someone replied. What they say?
 
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I'll try this at school today. If it works, you're a genius<3
 
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It still said you need admin priv.
 
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It still said you need admin priv.
Explain what you are doing? You copy and paste. If your school needs admin permission to copy and paste you must be in some detention center or worse.

I'll try this at school today. If it works, you're a genius<3
How'd it go?
 
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You can also go to this site and follow its instructions to get Flash. It worked for me. :thumbup1:
 
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