Do you have any issues with playing videos or games in Google Chrome due to Adobe Flash Player? Don’t worry, you can read this step by step guide which will help you to enable Adobe Flash Player Problem in Chrome.
Chrome is one of the most used browsers, it has inbuilt Flash Player. Thus you won’t require downloading Adobe Flash Player on your PC. But you will require it if you use other browsers too on your PC. But sometimes, the Flash Player on Google Chrome might not work. Let’s see what causes this problem and its solution.
Table of Contents
- 1 Flash might have turned off on your Chrome settings
- 2 Fix Flash player not working in Chrome incognito window
- 3 Enable Flash if it has blocked on the page
- 4 Update your Chrome in case you’re running older version
- 5 Update Adobe Flash Player in Chrome Components Page
- 6 Delete the folder containing pepflashplayer.dll file
- 7 How to solve ‘The following plugin has crashed: Shockwave Flash’
- 8 How to remove ‘This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported” & “Adobe Flash player was blocked because it is out of date” & other alerts in Chrome?
- 9 How to update Flash on Windows XP and Windows Vista?
Flash might have turned off on your Chrome settings
There is a possibility that Flash might have disabled in your Chrome settings. There are 3 options in Chrome 1) Always ask to run Flash, 2) Always allow on this site, 3) Always block Flash. We recommend you to set it to ‘Always ask first to run Flash’. Below you can see how to set it ON.
Check whether the Flash is turned ON in chrome plugins settings. You can’t access the Chrome plugin page from the address
chrome://plugins in the newer Chrome version. You can access it by navigating to [⋮]>➤ Settings >➤ Show advanced settings.. >➤ Content settings>➤ Flash
Fix Flash player not working in Chrome incognito window
You have to switch to regular Chrome mode to run Flash. Chrome will no longer support Flash content in Incognito mode but you can enable it.
Go to the web address chrome://flags/#prefer-html-over-flash in your Chrome browser. It will open the Chrome experiments page. You can see Prefer HTML over Flash in the list of experiments. Change its option to ‘disabled’ in the drop-down box.
Enable Flash if it has blocked on the page
Google prefers HTML5 video content player over the Flash. Now you have to enable Flash every page by clicking the icon in the web address bar. Google wants websites to reduce the use of Flash content. Even Adobe encourages webmasters and developers to build content with new web standards than using Flash.
Update your Chrome in case you’re running older version
To see your current version, type this on your Chrome address bar – chrome://settings/help
If your Google Chrome has not updated then update it and try running the flash content. If the problem still occurs then continue to the next step given below.
Update Adobe Flash Player in Chrome Components Page
Check the Flash on your Chrome browser is up-to-date, if not then please update it. Go to the following URL – chrome://components
Delete the folder containing pepflashplayer.dll file
Delete the folder on your PC which contains the file pepflashplayer.dll
Navigate to C:\Users\YOUR-PC-NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\PepperFlash
The AppData is a hidden folder, you must enable to view hidden files & folders on your PC to view the folder.
You might not have pepflashplayer.dll file or another file in the folder
Delete the directory which contains the pepflashplayer.dll file (The directory/folder name will be some numerals such as 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 which is the version number). Just delete the entire folder.
Previously, the Flash file pepflashplayer.dll is used to store in C:\ProgramFiles\Google\Chrome\Application\61.0.3163.100\….
⚠ Alert: Chrome has ended its support to operating systems which are no longer supported by Microsoft, Apple and Linux such as the Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04), and Debian 7 (wheezy). So, Flash updates are no longer available to Chome on those OS.
In order to run Google Chrome on Windows, you will need:
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later
- An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable
In order to run Google Chrome on Mac, you will need:
- OS X Mavericks 10.9 or later
In order to run Google Chrome on Linux, you will need:
- 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+
- An Intel Pentium 4 processor or later that’s SSE2 capable
Now restart the Google Chrome and try to run the Flash content. The Chrome should download the latest version of the Flash content by default. You might not notice it. After this step, you should able to view the Flash videos and games on your computer.
How to solve ‘The following plugin has crashed: Shockwave Flash’
Unlike other browsers, Google Chrome has its own inbuilt Flash player and you would also have installed Flash player on your computer. If both runs at the same time then it will cause Shockwave Flash has crashed problem. You have to disable either one of the Flash players to play the Flash content.
⚠ Alert: If you are using any outdated operating systems like Windows XP which are no longer supported by Microsoft, Apple and Linux then you should upgrade to a latest operating system like Windows 10. Especially, if you are using your PC for banking, administrating or storing important files.
OS like Windows XP has security vulnerabilities which makes it easy for hacking. Nowadays, kids use to practise their hacking skills with it. If you are on a limited budget then buy budget or used Win 10 PCs.
How to remove ‘This computer will soon stop receiving Google Chrome updates because Windows XP and Windows Vista will no longer be supported” & “Adobe Flash player was blocked because it is out of date” & other alerts in Chrome?
Right-click on the Google Chrome icon and go to ‘Properties’. Under the ‘Shortcut’ tab, you can see the ‘Target’ field. On it, paste the following text after space –disable-infobars. Click Apply and OK.
How to update Flash on Windows XP and Windows Vista?
If you had followed all the above methods and still update Flash on your computer then you can download other popular web browsers such as Yandex, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.
If you still face any problem regarding running Flash content on Google Chrome browser then please post your problem below.