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A required file (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch:5) could not be written due to insuf

Feb 18, 2014 7:17 PM

Tags: #flash #"insufficient #"activex.vch:5)" #permissions."

I gave up on flash several months ago due to the amount of time I was spending trying to get updates installed.  I thought I'd try this again as I have friend asking for help with this.  I'm astounded the issue has not been resolved.

 

This computer is Win 7 Home Premium.  I'm now using IE 11.  I'm trying to install the Adobe version that is the download section.

 

I have run through the clean install several times.  I've rebooted after all the steps.  I've used the uninstaller and offline installer.

 

Anti-Virus is suspended. 

 

SAFE mode did not help either.

 

Run from an ADMIN authority userid.

 

The error is "A required file (C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch:5) could not be written due to insufficient permissions."

 

Can anyone help with this?  The log files are below.  Thanks!

 

From SysWOW64:

 

=O====== M/12.0.0.44 2014-02-19+02-18-17.336 ========

0000 [I] 00000010 "C:\Users\Denise\Desktop\install_flash_player_ax_offline.exe"

0001 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions/12.0 2

0002 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

0003 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions/12.0 2

0004 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

0005 [I] 00000011 1

0006 [I] 00000020 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

0007 [W] 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2

0008 [I] 00000013 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\Flash32_12_0_0_44.ocx

0009 [I] 00000015 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe

0010 [I] 00000016 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil32_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.dll

0011 [I] 00000023 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch

0012 [E] 00001031 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch:5

0013 [I] 00000019 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

0014 [I] 00000021 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe

=X====== M/12.0.0.44 2014-02-19+02-19-03.725 ========

 

From System32:

 

=O====== M/12.0.0.44 2014-02-19+02-18-22.733 ========

0000 [I] 00000010 "C:\Users\Denise\AppData\Local\Temp\{CDC5B8BC-91CA-4CCD-A8E5-DF522B19 0146}\InstallFlashPlayer.exe" -install -skipARPEntry -iv 1 -au 4294967295

0001 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions/12.0 2

0002 [W] 00001036 Software\Macromedia\FlashPlayerActiveX/PlayerPath 2

0003 [I] 00000020 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

0004 [W] 00001037 SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX/ 2

0005 [I] 00000013 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\Flash64_12_0_0_44.ocx

0006 [I] 00000015 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil64_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.exe

0007 [I] 00000016 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil64_12_0_0_44_ActiveX.dll

0008 [I] 00000023 C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch

0009 [I] 00000019 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl

=X====== M/12.0.0.44 2014-02-19+02-18-23.934 ========

 
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    Feb 18, 2014 10:17 PM   in reply to artesain79

    For unknown reasons the installer is unable to remove/replace C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\activex.vch

     

    Delete the file manually, then try the install again.  Use http://www.emptyloop.com/unlocker/ if you also cannot delete the file manually.

     
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    Feb 20, 2014 9:35 PM   in reply to artesain79

    I don't know if this is a hidden file or not.  What I would recommend that you delete the Flash folders (in both C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed and C:\Windows\system32\Macromed) after uninstalling, then try the reinstall again.

     
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