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Will old PDF documents still open after Flash is deleted from my computer?

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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Will I still be able to open old PDF documents after Flash is deleted from my computer?

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021
Yes, it's confusing but PDF has no connection to Flash Player. For PDF, Adobe make Acrobat Reader, which is not going away.

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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Yes, it's confusing but PDF has no connection to Flash Player. For PDF, Adobe make Acrobat Reader, which is not going away.

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Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021

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PS Multimedia (videos, sounds) in some old PDF files might be affected.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2021 Mar 04, 2021

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Any guidance on how we can now open & CONVERT old documents recently found (2014 and earlier) PDF files that we believe have embeded Flash Audio?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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If you have access to the indesign files you can export to publish online instead of .pdf. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 05, 2021 Mar 05, 2021

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Good thought, but unfortunately these are old files that appear to have been provided to us as a work product through a 3rd party 8+ years ago that are now being referenced for either Tax or Leagal reasons.... 

 

Even if we build an old win 10 (or win 7) system and install a legacy version of flash, we could (if security would allow) "print" it back to a raw pdf file and try to figure out how to extract the audio or other media files....

 

Was hoping that there was maybe something that would provide a more automated methood... or at least allow the document to open and continue to block the "flash" component.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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I understand better, thank you

You can change the media player settings from acrobat. Like this:
https://tipsmake.com/how-to-change-the-default-music-player-software-in-adobe-reader

happy to move this thread to the acrobat forum so maybe they can provide more detailed instructions/troubleshooting? 

 

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jonathan

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