Hello, I have just downloaded the Flash Player uninstall program and uninstalled Flash Player as instructed including a restart of my Win10 Laptop. Unfortunately when I attempt to delete the contents of this folder as instructed C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash I am unable to delete the contents of this folder as its saying that I do not have permission? Please can anyone offer advice on this? Thanks
The uninstaller does not remove files associatec with the IE/Edge embedded Flash Player ActiveX Control, which is what you're seeing.
Microsoft has released an update to remove the IE/Edge embedded version of Flash Player ActiveX Control. See https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4577586/update-for-removal-of-adobe-flash-player for more information
I have the same problem. It will not let me delete the files without permission. I am logged in as administrator. I tried downloading update 4577586 but it said it is not applicable to my computer. Is this because I've already deleted Flash from my computer (except for the un-delete-able) files?
Did you download the right Microsoft update: for the correct Windows version (e.g. 1909, 2004) and the correct architecture (e.g. x86, x64, ARM64)?
Thank you. That was it. Wrong version. Files are now gone.
Hello Wendy, Please could you tell me how you found the correct update to enable you to delete the Flash file once you had ran the uninstaller? I am running Windows 10 home edition version 2004. Thanks Martin
How can I tell which Windows 10 version I have? It's not in Settings...About.
Version should be listed there. See this example image:
With this information you can go to the Microsoft Update Catalog and download the correct version.
Thank you for the reply. I have the x64 2004 Win10 version and according to the download cat I need the x64 1903 onwards update so I will try this tomorrow and report back. Ma y thanks.
Thankyou very much for the information on the update Remco, I'll give this a go. Many thanks.
Just to say a big thank you. The update for my PC above from Remco was perfect and once installed has removed all traces of the Flash player folder. Many thanks for your help.
Hi Maria, thanks for the reply. I have followed the link you kindly added in your reply and clicked on the uninstall flash player/windows link folowing this. I have closed all programs and ran the uninstaller which then recommends opening the Flash file and deleting the files within. Unfortunately this will still not allow me to delete the files within this? It is asking for permission to do this? Any ideas? Thanks
The update is from Microsoft, not Adobe. Any questions regarding the update need to be directed to Microsoft, not here.