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To access the settings manager, I followed the instructions here.

System Preferences -> Other -> Flash Player

Now I want to access the global security settings, in order to enable Flash to run on my local filesystem. But this tab or menu doesn't appear in the Settings Manager. All I see is four tabs,

Storage, Camera and Mic, Playback, Advanced

How do I access the global security settings?

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The System Preference pane for Flash is actually where you make global settings. So for filesystem access, find it under the Storage tab. If you right-click on Flash content, you'll get a menu that has the Flash context menu. Selecting the Global Settings... item will bring you to the System Preference pane; the Settings... item will modify the settings for that particular site.

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Thanks, but it's still not working. In "Local storage settings by site", I added file://* and file:// with Storage Access: Allow, but I still can't see Flash content from my local filesystem. – ktm5124 May 21 '13 at 16:58
Such as an .flv file in your web browser? There once was a fee plugin for Quicktime called Perian that allowed one to do that, but it is no longer being developed. The folks at have put up suggestions for alternatives. You can look for Flash players/plugins on the App Store too. – Nevin Williams May 21 '13 at 17:08
No, it's actually Flash embedded in an HTML file, accessed via a JavaScript API. – ktm5124 May 21 '13 at 17:10

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