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Deleting Flash Player Files after uninstall

Community Beginner ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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I un-installed Flash Player successfully, but there are two directories containing files from flash player that I am unable to delete.  I get a message saying I need permission from Flash Player to delete the files. 

 

One of the directories is :   c:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

 

Other directory is; 

c:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash%appdata%Adobe\Flash Player\%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player

 

Thanks for any advice on how to delete these files.   

 

Angus

 

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Adobe Employee , Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020
Which Windows version is this?   If this is Windows 8.1 and above, Microsoft embeds Flash Player in IE/Edge browsers.  The standalone uninstaller does not remove the embedded Flash Player ActiveX for IE/Edge.  If you have Windows 8.1 or 10 it could explain why the files aren't removable. To remove the embedded ActiveX Control run Microsoft's optional update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4577586/update-for-removal-of-adobe-flash-player

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 15, 2020 Dec 15, 2020

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Which Windows version is this?

 

If this is Windows 8.1 and above, Microsoft embeds Flash Player in IE/Edge browsers.  The standalone uninstaller does not remove the embedded Flash Player ActiveX for IE/Edge.  If you have Windows 8.1 or 10 it could explain why the files aren't removable.


To remove the embedded ActiveX Control run Microsoft's optional update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4577586/update-for-removal-of-adobe-flash-player

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Thanks for your reply.  I have Windows 10 and using Chrome as browser.  

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Google will remove the embedded Flash Player PPAPI from Chrome with the Chrome 88 release.  Please refer to Google's Flash Player roadmap for more information.

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