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Windows 10 Adobe Flash Player Disabled On Some Builds


As most of you already know, Adobe Flash Player is slowly dying and it seems that Microsoft is already preparing the transition to HTML5. A user has claimed that he needs to upload some files via Adobe Flash Player, but for some reason the mentioned media tool doesn’t function on his Windows 10 PC.

The same user said that after checking the settings, he noticed that the “Adobe Flash Player” is on, but for some reason, it is not working at all on the Microsoft Edge browser. When trying to use the upload function on a website, it doesn’t work, and when he visits the Adobe website to check if he has Adobe Flash Player installed, the website claims that the media player is “disabled.”

Someone replied saying that some Windows 10 builds have the Adobe Flash Player disabled by default, but this can be fixed by taking a few steps.

Windows 10: How To Make Adobe Flash Player Via PowerShell

  • First of all, make sure to create a system restore point just in case things get nasty
  • Go to “C:\Users\%username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe” (replace %username with your username) and delete everything that’s inside it
  • After that, right click on the Start menu and select “Windows PowerShell (Admin) and copy paste this code: “Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose}”
  • When you will open Microsoft Edge next time, you will notice that all settings are reset to default and that Adobe Flash Player is working once again.

Unfortunately, we have to face it that within a few months, Adobe Flash Player will not be used anymore, as HTML5 is currently getting more and more popular. HTML5 doesn’t have all the security issues and bugs that Adobe Flash Player had in the past (and currently still has).

Do you think that it will take longer for Adobe Flash Player to “die?”

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