Use the settings on the Advanced panel to control how Flash Player handles browsing data, updates, trusted locations, and protected content.
Use the Browsing data section of the Advanced panel to delete all Flash Player settings and local storage in all browsers that you use on your computer.
Note: Delete All...deletes only the Flash Player data saved in conjunction with your browsers. To completely remove all information about browsing sessions from your computer, you need to open each browser and clear its history. See the individual browser’s documentation for further information.
Displays a panel that lets you choose to delete some types of Flash Player site data for all browsers you use on this computer. You can:
Adobe releases new versions of Flash Player periodically. Updates to Flash Player help ensure that Flash Player works properly and may include changes to security or new product functionality. Adobe recommends that you update to the latest version of Flash Player whenever a new version is available, especially when a security update is mentioned.
Use the Updates section of the Advanced tab to specify whether or not to check for newer versions of Flash Player automatically, or to check your installed version against the most recent release immediately.
Clicking Check now takes you to http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about, which is a page on Adobe’s website that displays the version of Flash Player that is currently installed on your computer. The page also displays a table that shows the most current Flash Player version for each operating system and browser combination, and provides a link to the Player Download Center to use if you want to install a newer version of the Player.
For developers: Flash developers often work on SWF or FLV content that is eventually deployed on the Internet. During development of these applications, developers might need to perform testing while the SWF or FLV content is stored locally rather than deployed on a web server. For security, Flash Player blocks SWF and FLV content stored locally on a computer from accessing the Internet, and it prevents SWF and FLV content on the Internet from accessing your computer.
Accordingly, during local testing, Flash Player may show security warnings that prevent the application from functioning as intended. You can resolve this issue by using the Trusted Location Settings panel to designate your own SWF or FLV content as trusted. Paths to individual files can be trusted, or folders can be trusted, resulting in all files in each selected folder and any of its subfolders being trusted.
Trusted Location Settings...
Use this tab to specify locations on your computer that containing SWF or FLV content that you trust. Trusted content is not subject to the security rules that prevent content from accessing both the Internet and your local computer’s file system.
To specify trusted locations for developer testing
Some content on the Internet (such as music, movies, etc.) requires that users first get content licenses from the content provider before playing the content. These content licenses are automatically downloaded to your computer, for example, when you rent or purchase protected content. Flash Player saves these licenses on your computer. Deleting the license files prevents Flash Player from playing this protected audio or video content, even if the content itself remains on your computer. This is called deauthorizing your computer. If you decide to sell, donate, or dispose of your computer, you may want to deauthorize it to prevent unauthorized users from playing protected content later.
Be careful when resetting license files. When you reset license files, Flash Player resets all existing license files for protected content that plays on your computer in Flash Player. You will not be able to access the content in Flash Player from this computer until you have downloaded new licenses from your content provider.