How to install x64 flash in linux

Since Adobe released a new version of its x64 bit flash player , I am going to install it replacing my existing 32 bit flash player.
First, download the file from this link
Now go to the download directory and right click on the file and select ‘Extract here’. Go into the folder to find the file ‘’
Now , open a terminal, and navigate to the downloaded directory. For me it is Downloads. So , in the terminal type
$ cd ~/Downloads
now do a find command to see where the files are located in
$ sudo find / -name ''.
I get the following output. The second one you will get only if you use linux mint.

Now, we need to back up the existing files and copy the new file in place. that is all.
~/Downloads $ sudo mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
~/Downloads $ sudo cp /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
~/Downloads $ sudo mv /opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/ /opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/
~/Downloads $ sudo cp /opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/

Now check if the files are copied fine. You will see there are two files. The one that you backed up and the other that you copied.

$ ls /opt/mint-flashplugin-x64/

$ ls /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/

Thats it. Now restart your browser and you will see the new flash player has been installed.

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