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Flash Player icon stuck on desktop

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Feb 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017

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Mac 10.12.3; Safari 10.0.3; Flash Player 24.0.0.194

I am unable to move the icon to my applications folder. Any help doing so would be appreciated.

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Adobe Employee , Feb 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017
Flash Player is browser plugin, not an Application and therefore is not moved to the Application folder.  Double-click the the installer icon to launch the Flash Player installer, follow the on-screen prompts to install Flash Player.  After successfully installing Flash Player, move the installer file from the desktop to the trash bin.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017

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Flash Player is browser plugin, not an Application and therefore is not moved to the Application folder.  Double-click the the installer icon to launch the Flash Player installer, follow the on-screen prompts to install Flash Player.  After successfully installing Flash Player, move the installer file from the desktop to the trash bin.

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New Here ,
Feb 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017

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Okay, thank you. I had already put the dmg file in the trash but didn't understand that I didn't need the other icon in my apps folder.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017

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you're welcome.

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Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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This is 2021 and the solution no longet works.  What now?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jan 21, 2021 Jan 21, 2021

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The original issue and correct answer are still valid as Flash Player is a brwoser plugin, and thus, its files do not exist in the Application folder.


Please provide details specific to your issue, preferably in a new discussion topic.  Include Operating System, including version.  Screenshots are always helpful.

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Jan 22, 2021 Jan 22, 2021

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Locking this discussion topic.  User's reporting Flash Player icon stuck in desktop in 2021 is a different issue from what's reported here in 2017.

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