2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2013 2:01 PM by sasteck

    Windows tells me I'm missing flash.ocx


      Adobe tells me I installed Flash Player successfully but when I try to run a program that uses Flash Player it tells me I need to install it. Windows problem solver tells me I'm missing flash.ocx. How do I get it?

        • 1. Re: Windows tells me I'm missing flash.ocx
          pwillener Level 8

          What program uses flash.ocx?  That is a very old Flash Player version.


          What I would do if I needed flash.ocx is to copy the latest Flash32_11_6_602_180.ocx, then rename the copied file to flash.ocx


          You would find that file

          • on 32-bit Windows in C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash
          • on 64-bit Windows in C:\WINDOWS\syswow64\Macromed\Flash
          • 2. Re: Windows tells me I'm missing flash.ocx
            sasteck Level 1

            First of all I want to thank you very much for your response to my 

            problem. But, as a result I'm now wondering if my real problem might 

            be the absence of the file you suggested I copy and rename. The only 2 

            files that came even close to the name you indicated were 

            FlashPlayerPlugin_11_6_602_180 and FlashUtil32_11_6_602_180_Plugin, 

            both listed as applications. Given that there was no *.ocx file I was 

            thinking maybe the Windows solution utility may have given an outdated 

            name and may be referencing the file you named. However, I have 

            deleted and downloaded the Flash Player program numerous times and I 

            can't help but wonder why no *.ocx file appears after Adobe tells me 

            the installation was successful.


            Do you have any more suggestions I might try to correct this? Any 

            assistance would be appreciated.


            Steve Steck



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