Adobe Flash Player Debugger can be very useful for collecting debug information while building Flex applications. However, before the standard Adobe Flash Player can be installed (for production web sites), the debugger must be first be uninstalled. This TechNote provides instructions for uninstalling Adobe Flash Player Debugger.
Production applications running in the debugger generally respond much more slowly than the standard Adobe Flash Player. This is because the debugger is designed to collect information for analysis during the development cycle. In a production environment, the debugger should always be replaced with the standard player. There may be other cases as well where you want to uninstall the player, for example:
- To ensure a clean upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.
- To test different versions of Flash player with your Flex Application.
- To test or fix a possible failed Adobe Flash Player installation.
You can uninstall the Adobe Flash Player using the Flash Player Uninstaller, or you can remove the Flash Player manually.
- Note the path to the file. The path is typically:
C:\Windows\System\Macromed\Flash on Windows 95, 98 or WinME;
C:\WinNT\System32\Macromed\Flash on Windows NT or 2000;
C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash on Windows XP.
If more than one copy of the file is found, note the paths to all copies of the file.
After Adobe Flash Player has been uninstalled, visit the Adobe web site to download and install the latest Adobe Flash Player.