When the Adobe Flash player update was auto-updated, I had to quit Safari and then continue the installation. Accidentally, I started Safari again right during the installation procedure.

This resulted in a never-ending install that I had to force-quit.

So, I downloaded the Uninstall Flash Player software to completely remove flash from my system and then re-install it.


The (new) install failes with the folloing error report: enter image description here

How can I install flash now? How can this error occur even though Flash was apparently completely removed from the system?

  • Do you mean "How can I install Flash now" instead of "How can I install Safari now"? – bneely Feb 22 '12 at 7:50
  • Also, have you tried searching Spotlight for "flash" or "adobe" in case the uninstaller didn't take care of everything? – bneely Feb 22 '12 at 7:51
  • @bneely Thanks for the hint. Of course, I meant to ask "How can I install Flash now?". Searching in spotlight only shows some font-adobe-blablabla subdirectories which belong to macports. Then I've searched ~/Library for flash and removed com.adobe.blabla folders and the Adobe Application support. – gentmatt Feb 22 '12 at 7:58
  • I've also searched /Library for 'flash' and 'adobe' without significant results. – gentmatt Feb 22 '12 at 8:00

A restart fixed the problem. The installation worked without interruptions.

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