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Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257
If Vista is 32bit flavor that's correct or you may have installed a Flash Player 32bit version only.
I was surprised to see the Flash32 in the sysWOW64 file in the Win7 64bit computers since I installed only Flash 32 in them and expected to see it in System32\macromed.
In a 64 bit computer, all 64 bit files/libraries goes to SYS2 and all the 32 bits goes to SYSWOW64. So yes, you will see the 32 bit flash player in SysWow64\macromed.
File System Redirector
The %windir%\System32 directory is reserved for 64-bit applications. Most DLL file names were not changed when 64-bit versions of the DLLs were created, so 32-bit versions of the DLLs are stored in a different directory. WOW64 hides this difference by using a file system redirector.
In most cases, whenever a 32-bit application attempts to access %windir%\System32, the access is redirected to %windir%\SysWOW64.