This TechNote contains installers for current versions of the free Adobe Shockwave Player version Shockwave 10.1. These installers are for personal use only. They may not be redistributed. Adobe does not provide support for previous versions of the Shockwave players/installer.

For installers of previous versions of the free Adobe Shockwave Player see Stand-alone installers for Shockwave Player: previous versions only (TechNote 18629).

Distributing the Shockwave Player

In order to redistribute Shockwave Player installers on your intranet or fixed media, you must first fill out the Shockwave Player distribution agreement.

Downloading the installers

All installers have been moved to the Shockwave player downloads alternates page. Please navigate to that page to obtain full stand-alone Shockwave installers.

Uninstalling the Shockwave Player

To uninstall the Shockwave Player, simply use the file UNWISE.EXE located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Shockwave 10. Users can also use the Add/Remove programs located in the Windows control panel. The Macintosh installer contains both the installer and the uninstaller.


If you are having problems installing Shockwave Player, uninstall using the uninstaller. Once the player is uninstalled, re-install the player using the appropriate stand-alone installer. This will solve most installation issues. If you continue to have problems with the player, see the Shockwave Player Support FAQ.

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