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Windows 7: Firefox Plugins folder

09 Dec 2011   #1
garcia2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Firefox Plugins folder

Hi all,
does anyone know where the plugins folder is located in the current version (8) of firefox? Note I'm not asking for the extensions folder, but plugins. In particular I want to find where the acrobat plugin is located.

Many thanks!
p.s. am running Windows 7 home 64-bit.


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09 Dec 2011   #2
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Plugins should be found in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins".
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09 Dec 2011   #3
garcia2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It is not there in my install of FF 8.0 for some reason
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09 Dec 2011   #4
Not Myself

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The plugin is nppdf32.dll , so look for that on your computer.
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09 Dec 2011   #5
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Try C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
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09 Dec 2011   #6
garcia2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatiron View Post
Try C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
That's the directory I'm checking. I just did a fresh test install of FF 8.01 on a virtual machine (also running windows 7 home premium 64-bit) and no plugins folder was created at that location.
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09 Dec 2011   #7
garcia2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
The plugin is nppdf32.dll , so look for that on your computer.
ok thanks. The question is how do I get windows to be able to do that search? Searching in the start-menu gives nothing. Yet I know there is a copy of that file in the Adobe Reader folder in:

Code:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll"
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10 Dec 2011   #8
garcia2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok I managed to solve the problem. Got search to work by fiddling with the search options (the default search set-up of windows 7 is awful).

Anyway it seems that latest incarnations of firefox do not have a plugin directory per se (at least not one that I could find). I have both adobe acrobat and reader installed, and I wanted to remove the acrobat plugin so that it would use the reader plugin in the browser as default (For some reason if I tried "disabling" the acrobat plugin, it would stop the reader plugin working too and I wouldn't be able to open pdfs in a browser at all).

As suggested I searched for nppdf32.dll and found 3 instances in the adobe acrobat directory. I promptly renamed them to nppdf32.bak. The plugin was then automatically removed from firefox (again hinting that there is no plugin directory per se any more).

Thanks for the help everyone.

P.s. Does any one know of any good guides to setting up search on Windows 7? That is not something that I'm 100% happy with right now.
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