Adobe Flash Player (macOS)


To create a Flash Player Fileset, there is no need for Fileset Magic. Instead, drag&drop to an empty Fileset will do it.

Tested last on 10.13 and Flash version 28

If you would like to automate the creation of adobe flash filesets, please consider using AutoPKGr

Flash End-of-Life

Adobe is planning to end-of-life Flash at the end of 2020: Adobe Flash Player End of Life

End-of-Life - 31-12-2020

Due to the Adobe Flash end-of-life, recommendation is to remove Flash at the latest of their end-of-life date: 31-12-2020.  For self-healing Filesets, a deletion date may be set within the Association.  It may be worth taking into consideration local holiday days at this time and if need be remove in advance.  Where Filesets have used PKG installers, an uninstaller Fileset shall be required.


  • Download Adobe's Uninstaller
  • Download the provided Fileset
  • Open the DMG and drag the Adobe Uninstaller App into the /private/tmp/ path within the Fileset (replacing the .fwplaceholder file)
  • Associate the Fileset and if desired set an activation date for either before or on the end-of-life date


The below has been left for reference only:


  • FileWave Admin

  • Flash Player Installer


  1. Download the blank Flash Fileset attached with this document and import it to your FW Admin (Note: this Fileset already has the Folders used by Flash added for you)

  2. Install Flash Player on the same machine as FW Admin. (We are going to use drag&drop from Finder to Admin)

  3. Open your Fileset (double click), it will look like this

  4. Open your Finder and drag&drop the following folders/files to their respective paths in the Fileset:

    /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Flash Player Install
    /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash Player Install Manager
    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Flash Player.plugin
    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/flashplayer.xpt
    /Library/PreferencePanes/Flash Player.prefPane

    In newer versions of macOS the /Library/ and /private/ locations are hidden.

    You may have to use the menu: Go > Go to Folder... to open them.

  5. Delete the placeholder files "deleteMe" in the Fileset and the Fileset will look like this:

  6. Your Fileset is ready.

    The attached fileset template has "Reboot Required" checked in its properties.
    A reboot is not required to install Flash, but browsers must be quit and launched to recognize the new version of Flash that was just sent.
    Setting the reboot option is the easiest way to do this.