I always forget to initially update to latest flash player debugger plugin and player when I inadvertently update to a new flash player to view content in a browser.
So I am writing myself a quick sequence of instructions I followed so the next time I can just refer to this post without googling for the sequence. The blog that I initially referenced when I was upgrading is located at http://www.mmug-dublin.com/blog/?p=36 and discussed Flash Player 10 and FB3.
Flex builder can not find the debugger executable when debugging mode is requested.
Updated my Flash Player to a release version and not the debugger version during a browser surfing session.
Steps to fix
- Uninstall current Flash player executables and plugins on my machine
- Download the latest debugger versions from Adobe
- Install latest versions
1) Uninstall flash player on my machine:
I went to this link to get the adobe flash uninstaller for the player and plugins:
I then clicked the executable and let it do its work.
2) Download the latest flash player debugger version:
Went to this link:
I downloaded the flash player 10 for Flash CS4 Professional download which includes both release and debugger versions. It is currently located here on my machine:
G:\Documents and Settings\Margo Powell\My Documents\Downloads\Players\Debug
3) Installed the debugger versions using the readme included in the download
I went to the newly installed flash player debugger folder and used the plugin and activex plugin installer executables to install in browsers.
I copied the latest flash player debugger executable to the players directory in the Flash CS4 installation:
F:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Flash CS4\Players\Debug
I did not need to change my flex builder link since it must point to the appropriate installation directory on my machine:
The correct version of NPSWF32.dll that Flex builder looks for must have been copied to this directory during one of the plugin installations.
New link provided by adobe gives a micro level of control to the upgrades when doing testing:
Install Issues, Development Testing