I uninstalled adobe flash player with the Adobe program.
This program remains in C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Macromed \ .......
Can not delete it, even with administrator rights?
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I'm assuming this is Windows 7. If you're on Windows 8 and higher, ActiveX Flash Player is a built-in component of Internet Explorer, and you don't have permissions to modify those files. For Windows 7, you should totally be able to delete them as Administrator, and it's probably a sign that the filesystem is corrupt.
Disk corruption can be an early indicator of impending disk failure. If you have any critical data on the machine, this is a great time to make sure that you have a working backup.
Once you have backups, you probably want to scan the disk for errors.
Check your hard disk for errors - Windows 7:
If you *still* can't delete the file, then you may need to use a third-party utility to do it. We use a little freeware tool called "Unlocker" that gets the job done, but there are others as well.
Hello Jerowiec !
Thank you for your reply.
I am with Windows 10 1809
However, when installing Windows 10, there was no such directory C: \ Windows \ System32 \ Macromed \ Flash \ ...
It was after downloading the Adobe Flash Player uninstall program "FlashUtil_Activex.exe" that this folder was created and it is not normal not to be able to delete it !
Have a good day !
The file name "FlashUtil_Activex.exe" without a version number (in Windows 8 and above) is Microsoft's embedded Flash Player ActiveX for Edge Edge/IE. It's a component of Edge/IE on Windows 10 and thus Microsoft locks the file so that an end user cannot delete it. Since it's embedded in Edge/IE and a component of the browser, Adobe's Flash Player uninstaller will not delete the file.
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If you're on Windows 8 and higher, ActiveX Flash Player is a built-in component of Internet Explorer, and you don't have permissions to modify those files.
What are you trying to accomplish?