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Do I delete flash files in winsxs and syswow64?

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Dec 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2020

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I ran the uninstaller and deleted C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash  and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash.

Couldn't find %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player  and%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player  though.

I searched my pc for more instances of "flash" and most of them were in winsxs folder and was wondering if I should delete them as well.

I attached screenshots of the files I am talking about. Thank you!

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Adobe Employee , Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021
Files in the winsxs are Windows Updates files and you should be cautious of deleting anything in that directory. Microsoft embeds Flash Player in IE/Edge as of Windows 8 and has released an update to remove the emedded version of Flash Player.  I've no idea what files it leaves behind.  If you've executed the update to remove the embedded Flash Player ActiveX Control and have questions, please contact Microsoft for assistance.

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Jan 01, 2021 Jan 01, 2021

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Go to Windows Control Panel.

Scroll down to Programs > Uninstall programs.

Follow the on screen prompts.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
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To remove browser add-ons and plugins, please consult your browser's documentation.

 

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Files in the winsxs are Windows Updates files and you should be cautious of deleting anything in that directory.


Microsoft embeds Flash Player in IE/Edge as of Windows 8 and has released an update to remove the emedded version of Flash Player.  I've no idea what files it leaves behind.  If you've executed the update to remove the embedded Flash Player ActiveX Control and have questions, please contact Microsoft for assistance.

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