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Shockwave plugin help

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marckisawesome - March 26, 2011 - 7:28am
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Hey kids,

So I recently installed firefox portable to my Ironkey and I wanted to install shockwave, So I looked around and saw an instructions on how to do so.

I downloaded the latest shockwave player from the site, clicked run but it didn't let me choose where to install it, but it says on the instructions to install on X:/FirefoxPortable/Apps/firefox

So If anyone knows how I can solve this problem please tell me!


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this is how I do it

you need to find the NPSWF32.DLL file and the flashplayer.xpt files on your computer (I just do a search for the file and pick the most recent version if there is more than one) and copy them to the plugins folder in Firefox Portable (mine is at X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\plugins), and that's how I update my Firefox Portable for Shockwave & Flash (which when I check the version pages for Flash & Shockwave gives me the updated versions)

Hopefully that should work for you.

(although you probably should wait for someone else to comment and see if they agree with me Sticking out tongue)


This is what I did and it works just fine. Firefox shows as having the correct version, even when the computer has a different version.

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

My use of Google indicates that I am insane.

Grantwhy: In your message,

In your message, you mentioned, "X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\plugins" in the Portable Firefox.
However, I could only find up to "X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\App\Firefox\"!
I don't have a "plugins" folder.
BTW, I'm using PortableFirefox updated to 4.0.

The other folders found instead of "plugins" are "components", "defaults", "dictionaries", "extensions", "searchplugins" and "uninstall".
Any idea where should I put the flashplayer.xpt or NPSWF32.DLL after copying them?

What I'm trying to do with my Portable Firefox 4 is to ensure that it has some basic Flash plugin that would allow the Firefox browser to view FLV-embedded movies on webpages, etc as the schools I use this at may (or may not) have Flash installed in their PCs and it would be a BIG hassle to get their tech guys to install a lab of 40 PCs when they all don't have Flash installed! Sticking out tongue


I don't have that either

I misread what he wrote. I copied them to ~\FirefoxPortable\Data\plugins.

Ignore ~ I use a different tree structure than other people. For most people that ~ reads as X:\Portableapps

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

My use of Google indicates that I am insane.


Instructions for installing Adobe Flash Player plugin (shockwave Flash)

1) First Download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player from here

(You dont need any browser installed ,it will install it anyways.)

2) Then go to this folder on your computer C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

3) copy these two files


4) paste them into this folder in Firefox portable X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\Data\plugins

5) restart Firefox Portable and go to this page and VIOLA!!! your updated

6) uninstall the adobe flash plugin from your computer

Instructions for installing Shockwave Player Plugin (shockwave for Director)

1) first download and install this

(It will install without a browser)

2) go to this folder on your computer C:\WINDOWS\system32\Adobe\Director

3) copy this file np32dsw.dll

4) paste it into this folder X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\Data\plugins

5) restart firefox portable and go to this page

6) uninstall the shockwave player