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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

 

Firstly in no way should you consider me to ne computer savvy, so when I received an email notifying me that Adobe Flash player would be ending I panicked.  I had no idea what I should do, or where to go, or what to replace Adobe Flash Player with and I'm hoping that with all of the intelligent people on this site someone could help me?  Thank you

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020
Nothing for you to do.  Flash Player is ending, that's all.  This has been in the works for a long time.  Most Flash content has been removed and replaced with new content that doesn't require Flash Player.   So when Flash Player is deactivated soon, chances are you'll never miss it.  You can go ahead and uninstall Flash Player now if you like.  Even if you don't uninstall, it will be deactivated soon regardless. https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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I've moved this from the Using the Community forum (which is the forum for issues using the forums) to the Flash Player forum.

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Thank you for your help

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2020 Dec 26, 2020

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Nothing for you to do.  Flash Player is ending, that's all.  This has been in the works for a long time.  Most Flash content has been removed and replaced with new content that doesn't require Flash Player.   So when Flash Player is deactivated soon, chances are you'll never miss it. 

 

You can go ahead and uninstall Flash Player now if you like.  Even if you don't uninstall, it will be deactivated soon regardless.

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/end-of-life.html

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Thank you Nancy for your help!  Not knowing much about computers and their programs I really was in a panic but your answer has assuaged that panic.

 

Thanks Again,

Doug

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Nancy will I still be able to access my files on adobe flash player dc do  have to move or save them somewhere else??? very confused

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New Here ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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Nancy I have windows 8.5 in case you need to know

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 27, 2020 Dec 27, 2020

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FREE Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro DC have nothing to do with the end of Flash Player. 

 

Flash Player was a browser plugin for viewing FLV/SWF files (games & animations mostly) in your browser.  When Flash Player ends, you will no longer have access to FLV/SWF files either locally or online.

 

Acrobat is for viewing PDF files and will not be effected by the end of Flash Player.  EDIT:  Except where a PDF contains embedded Flash content (videos).  In those RARE cases, the PDF will be viewable but the embedded Flash content will not work anymore.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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There is lots that can be done. Tell the world about ruffle.rs its a flash emulator that will let sites play flash after 2020.  Some more important info on saving and playing flash. https://community.adobe.com/t5/flash-player/psa-playing-flash-after-2020/td-p/11716613

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