Where to download Flash Player for offline installation?

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

I can’t find Flash Player download link which will give me the full EXE/MSI file, not the tiny downloader which downloads data from the internet.

What’s the proper download site for this?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

Edit 2017:
The installers are now at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution5.html

Edit 2016:

It seems that the link below does no longer give access to offline installers 🙁

original answer:

Download Adobe Flash Player 16 / 13 / 11.2 full offline standalone installers (MSI/EXE) for Internet Explorer / other browsers:


I’ve contacted Adobe because I was completely unable to install Flash with the 900kb installer-downloaders which always flood me with strange errors (and delete themselves from the run location! so you can’t launch the installer-downloader after failure, have to re-download it), and they sent me this link.

Method 2

For a long time, I’ve been taking the offline installers from this page: Installation problems for Windows 7 and older (already mentioned in a comment by Fronker).

The links are always up-to-date, and it lets me get all plugin architectures (as of today ActiveX,
The links are near the bottom, under the Still having problems? heading.

The above instructions are for Windows, but the same approach works for Mac OS X. Here’s the Adobe help page with the offline installer links at the bottom: Installation Problems – Mac. This Adobe help forum page is also helpful: How to perform a “clean install” of Flash Player in Mac OS X.

Method 3

Adobe has decommissioned the Distribution page, but here’s another method that still works for now:

On the standard installation page https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ the “Install Now” button links to the download page https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/download/?installer=..., you should append &standalone=1 to the end, then it’ll let you download the normal standalone offline installer.

P.S. Don’t forget to disable “Optional offer” before copying the link.

Method 4

If you download the flash player cab file for Microsoft System Center/SCCM, extract the xml file from the it, then you’ll see the msi file listed in the xml file. There’s a link for the activex installer and also the Mozilla/firefox/netscape plugin.


Method 5

Sorry for bad English…

Most old answers doesn’t work in 2016. So…

Here are direct download links to Adobe Flash Player Offline Installer for Windows (flash version, from 2016-12-20):
NPAPI (Firefox): https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
PPAPI (Opera/Chromium): https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
ActiveX (InternetExplorer): https://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/pdc/
Uninstaller: https://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/support/uninstall_flash_player.exe

Method 6

@GrasDouble provides the link to the page where you can find the installers.

Here are direct links from there to save you a click:
Flash Player for Internet Explorer – ActiveX
Flash Player for Firefox – NPAPI
Flash Player for Opera and Chromium-based browsers – PPAPI

Method 7

I tried the link provided by jakub.g––http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/distribution5.html. Though I logged in with my ‘trial’ account, I got No Adobe Flash Player distribution license found for this user. Please apply by visiting http://www.adobe.com/products/players/flash-player-distribution.html. They require all kinds of information to get an account.

Oddly enough, on the normal distribution site––https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/, there is a link at the bottom––Archived Flash Player versions: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/archived-flash-player-versions.html, that actually has the full installers for up to the current version. The downloaded archive had every installer for every platform. I installed the one for OS X from the command line. sudo installer -verboseR -dumplog -pkg "Install Adobe Flash Player.pkg" -target /. Much faster and more reliable than the GUI.

Method 8

Now in 2021 that Adobe has cut off all the downloads, the only place I can find old versions is at: https://archive.org/details/flashplayerarchive

You’ll also need an old web browser version to go with that. I’d suggest you look at the Firefox archives: https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ with a version less than 85, though to make life easier, I’d go with version 51.0.1 as there are no special steps needed to re-enable npapi.

Keep in mind that both of these software packages are unsupported, and has security flaws that are documented, and there are very likely exploits out on the net.

Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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