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How do I enable Flash Player?

Dec 24, 2010 4:44 PM

A while back, I installed some software that gave me the option to disable Flash, which I accepted. I now regret that decision and would like to enable it; however, I cannot figure out how to do that. I no longer have the software that allowed me to disable. I have followed all of the other troubleshooting things I could find to ensure Flash was installed properly, Java is enabled, etc., etc. I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times. Flash will not run in multiple browsers for me--I simply get the error message that I must install Flash every time I run into web content that requires it. Any ideas? Thank you.

 
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    Dec 24, 2010 6:41 PM   in reply to VW670

    Give us some information about your environment - OS & version, browsers & versions?

     

    Usually you just go to the browser's Tools | Add-ons, and enable the add-ons you want to enable.

     

    P.S. the Flash Player add-on is called Shockwave Flash Object.

     
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    Dec 27, 2010 4:34 PM   in reply to VW670

    There are two different installers; one for Internet Explorer (ActiveX), and one for all other browsers (plugin).

     

    You can download the ActiveX installer here http://fpdownload.adobe.com/get/flashplayer/current/install_flash_play er_ax.exe

     
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    Dec 29, 2010 7:21 PM   in reply to VW670

    Can you see the Shockwave Flash Object under Tools | Add-ons?


     
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    Dec 30, 2010 6:27 PM   in reply to VW670

    What files do you have in C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash ?

     

    Is Shockwave Flash Object enabled in Internet Explorer | Tools | Add-ons ?

     
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