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Will uninstalling Flash Player make my CS6 products unusable?

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Jan 10, 2021 Jan 10, 2021

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I keep an older computer with CS6, used for some occasional freelance and D&D related projects. I do have a CC account but I would like to keep my CS6 due to the somewhat volitile nature I have experienced with CC. 

I want to uninstall Flash Player for the stated security reasons, but don't want to lose CS6. Is this a worry I should have?

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Adobe Employee , Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021
It's super unlikely that this will cause you a problem.  Where Flash Player was used in legacy Creative Suite versions, it was generally through a internal Flash Player variant that's baked into those applications.  I'm not aware of any desktop Creative Suite products that depend on the installed browser plug-in.    That said, Adobe is a huge company with hundreds of products that I don't personally work on.  Many of those products consume (or more accurately... at some point in the past, consum...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Which apps do you use?  Given it's age, I think CS6 may have had some Flash dependencies.  So some features in CS6 may stop working. 

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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If you're not exporting anything to Flash there is no concern with uninstalling Flash Player.

 

If you're exporting projects to Flash then you'll need to migrate those to some other technology.

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It's super unlikely that this will cause you a problem.  Where Flash Player was used in legacy Creative Suite versions, it was generally through a internal Flash Player variant that's baked into those applications.  I'm not aware of any desktop Creative Suite products that depend on the installed browser plug-in. 

 

That said, Adobe is a huge company with hundreds of products that I don't personally work on.  Many of those products consume (or more accurately... at some point in the past, consumed) Flash Player and are downstream from me.  I generally don't have visibility into the whos or hows unless those product teams run into a problem and ask for help. 

 

My educated guess is that you're probably fine, but the smart thing would be to set a system restore point / make a backup, uninstall, and then confirm that your critical use-cases work.  

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