1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 18, 2016 10:58 AM by maria__

    Temp folder created  in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed

    Carm01 Level 4

      I have noticed that on a Windows 10 64 bit system, bith at home and at work I noticed that a new folder called temp is created with another randomly named folder within that. ( see attached )


      How to recreate this

      1) Run the offline uninstaller

      2) use the offline NPAPI installer - this created blank temp folder

      3) Run the offline installer again this seems to create a random folder with a file i never seen before.


      I am not sure if this is a bug or deliberate but thought I would bring it up?.

      Thanks in advance

        • 1. Re: Temp folder created  in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed
          maria__ Adobe Employee

          The creation of a TEMP folder in C:\WinDir\SysDir\Macromed\Flash is expected behaviour in on all supported Windows platforms (for all player types: Activex, NPAPI, PPAPI).  It is to address a security issue fixed in this release.  However, there is a bug in that some temp directories created within the new TEMP directory are not being deleted when the installation/uninsallation completes.  This should be fixed in a future release of Flash Player.

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