Clear History - Macromedia Flash for Apple Macintosh
Macromedia Flash for Apple Macintosh
Deleting Files Created By Macromedia Flash
Instructions for Macintosh OS X
Under certain circumstances, Macromedia Flash can create files on your computer. The files are actually created to protect your privacy by allowing you to decide which websites can use certain features in Flash. But, because of the way this is currently done, if can also put you in greater danger because your abuser can find these files.
These files are not created automatically. They are created when you control-click (or right-click, if you have a right mouse button) on a Flash movie and choose Settings...
In other words, if you don't control-click or right-click on Flash movies, you should be fine.
However, if you accidentally control- or right-clicked on any Flash movies, you should follow the instructions below.
- Open your Home Folder Folder. Usually, you can click on the Home icon in a Finder window.
- Once you are in your Home Folder, open these folders:
- Flash Player
- Flash Player
- Select ALL the files in that folder by hiting apple-a (hold down the Apple key and the A key at the same time).
- Move the files to the trash. You can do this quickly by hitting apple-backspace (hold down the Apple key and the Backspace key at the same time) on your keyboard.
- Empty your Trash by hitting apple-shift-backspace (hold down the Apple key, the Shift key and the Backspace key at the same time) on your keyboard.
- Click OK in the Empty Trash confirmation window.
- Go to back to the Protect Yourself page and follow the other guides to remove other items created by your browser.
* Please note: Even if you take these cautionary steps, your abuser may be able to discover your online activities. To ensure that your online activities are not discovered by your abuser, it is imperative to use a computer that your abuser cannot access.