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Gustavo_123
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re-install adobe flash player everytime i restart the computer

Apr 19, 2012 7:58 PM

Hello,

i found a thread in the ADOBE forum where a user reported he had to reinstall adobe flash player everytime he restarts his computer. I am having the same problem, can you please walk me through a solution?

thanks

 
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    Apr 19, 2012 8:17 PM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    What is your operating system, version & edition?

     
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  • Chris Campbell
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    Apr 20, 2012 2:15 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    As Pat mentioned, knowing your operating system will be critical here.  In the case of Windows, please see the following FAQ:

     

    How do I fix Windows permission problems with Flash Player?

     
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    Apr 21, 2012 10:46 PM   in reply to Chris Campbell

    thanks for this, glad other folks are seeing this same issue i have been having for months...

     

    i followed the guide closely. indeed when i restarted i was not prompted to re-install Flash,

    BUT - when i visit sites that need flash (on Firefox) - it says i still need to install the plugin. allowing it to auto install does not work either.

     

    help appreciated.

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:55 PM   in reply to kneidels

    Try a clean install according to http://forums.adobe.com/thread/928315

     
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    Apr 22, 2012 10:28 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Pat,

     

    I seem to be having a problem with TV shows that I watch all the time and everyone I try to watch says Upgrade Flash Player.  I have done this 3 times upgrading 11. something and went to 10. something and everytime, still asking the same.  Up until now I have been able to watch ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox,

    Lifetime and TNT.  Now I can't watch any.  I even chatted on line with help.  Not much help for what was told to do.

     

    Do you have any easy solutions for me to try?  I am not too saavy on the computer.  I did try a clean install also.

     

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

     

    Thanking you in advance.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:10 AM   in reply to samrayban

    Do you have the same problem as the previous two posters: Flash Player works until you restart your computer?

     

    If not, please start a new topic with all information.

     

    Either way, we need to know what operating system and web browser you use.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 2:46 AM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Thanks Pat.

    in the end i just went directly to the download page and ran the installer, and all seems to be good now.

    Thanks for the help!

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:03 PM   in reply to Pat Willener

    Pat, I have tried to see where I start a new topic to no avail! I need to know where to find what operating system and web browser I use. Your help will be greatly apprecited. Thanking you in advance.

     
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    Apr 23, 2012 6:09 PM   in reply to samrayban

    samrayban: To start a new discussion go to the top of the forum http://forums.adobe.com/community/flashplayer/installing_flashplayer?v iew=discussions

     

    On the right side you will see this panel; click on the Start a new discussion link.

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    Apr 23, 2012 6:11 PM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    Gustavo_123: have you reinstalled both ActiveX (for Internet Explorer) and the plugin (for Firefox)?

     

    What files do you have in

    • C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash ?
    • C:\Windows\syswow64\Macromed\Flash ?
     
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    Apr 24, 2012 6:42 PM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    There is not attachment to your post.  Please use the camera icon in the forum editor to insert images into the post.

     
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    Apr 25, 2012 7:19 PM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    Gustavo_123 wrote:

     

    Please note that the "Macromed" folder under "C:\Windows\syswow64" has a lock  (it has some permission resctriction).

    That may explain your problem.  Please try http://forums.adobe.com/thread/987370, then do another clean install.

     
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    Apr 26, 2012 9:40 PM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    Each file, folder, and registry entry has a set of permissions.  These permissions may even exclude user with administrative privileges.  How this can happen in the first place I don't know.

     
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    Dec 19, 2013 12:34 AM   in reply to Gustavo_123

    Hi,

     

    I registered just so I could try to help with this problem. I LITERALLY was having the same exact problem for a long time. I finally found a solution. Here is what I did:

     

    *If Using Firefox:

     

    1. Start Firefox in Safe Mode by holding the Shift Button and double clicking the firefox browser icon. It should give you the options to "Start in Safe Mode" or "Reset Firefox". - Start in "Safe Mode".

    2. Download the newest flash player from adobe's website.

    3. Download the Adobe Flash UNISTALLER from Adobe as well.

    4. Close the browser and run the Adobe Flash Player UNISTALLER.

    5. Once complete, locate "C:\Windows\System32" folder on your C: drive.

    6. Find the folder called "Macromed" and DELETE the entire folder.

    7. RESTART YOUR COMPUTER.

    8. Once computer starts back up, hold the SHIFT button and double on the Firefox icon to launch it. This time when presented with the option to start in "Safe Mode" or "Reset Firefox", click "RESET FIREFOX".

    9. Once it completes, close the browser and RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AGAIN.

    10. Once it starts back up, install the Adobe Flash Player. When that is finished. RESTART your computer one last time. ***This last time is to verify that after your computer is turned off and back on, the flash player will still work.****

    11. When your computer starts back up, open the firefox browser NORMALLY and go to a site like youtube that uses flashes. If the videos play correctly and you dont receive a message about installing flash player,......CONGRATULATIONS!!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!

    12. ****OPTIONAL!!!**** - Go to firefox addons and check to make sure all of your plugins are up to date. You should see adobe flash player in the list as up to date. If so, restart your computer one last time, start the browser agin and check your plugins once more. If they are still up to date, you're problem is officially solved.

     

    If this solved your problem, please let people know. Look at the date I posted this reply. Its still been happening long after you first started this forum.

     
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