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Libra
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Re: Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.271 - Uninstalling old version ?

Thank you for notifying us.

I just noticed new instructions for the Uninstaller about deleting Flash files. I have always just ran the uninstaller and rebooted. How necessary is it to delete these files? Here's part of the instructions:

"Delete Flash Player files and folders.

Click Start > Run.

Copy and paste the following and click OK.
C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash

Delete all the files in this folder.

Follow step 1 to step 3 for the following:
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player
%appdata%\Macromedia\Flash Player"

Sincerely, Libra


siljaline
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Sorry if I looked over your post in this now rather long thread, Libra See Profile

If you feel compelled to do a fresh install, the instructions would be Here

Keep us posted.

Libra
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Hi Randy,

I wasn't sure if I responded to your post. When I tried to delete the files I think I copied the file path wrong, because I got a message from Windows says it was the wrong syntax or something like that.

I ended up using the Adobe Uninstaller on all three computers, not deleting any files, rebooting the computers and then installing the latest Flash version. It seemed to go well.

I just checked (in Vista) Windows/system32/macromed/Flash and everything in there shows the latest version of Flash and the date is 8/16/12. The actual macromed folder is last modified 2/12 and date created was 2009.

Sincerely, Libra


siljaline
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Hi Libra,

Manually deleting files via Windows explorer is a bit of a slippery slope if you are not careful, glad the end result was positive.

If you feel compelled to fully uninstall Adobe to do a fresh install, you should use the Adobe utility

Libra
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Do you just install "over the top"?

btw, that's where I got the uninstall utility and those instructions to use "run" to find and delete those files. I don't remember that in the past (unless I just ignored it).

Sincerely, Libra


siljaline
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1 recommendation

I install over-top unless there are issues of which I have encounted none of the many Flash releases of late.

Libra
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Thank you. Maybe I will start installing "over the top". I imagine if there were a problem I'd have to use the uninstaller and delete those files I'm not comfortable deleting anyway.

Sincerely, Libra


siljaline
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Your welcome Libra See Profile I've never felt compelled to do much fussing with Adobe Flash.

Over the years, despite all the issues, I have had few as have my cohorts in the security community. Though we all like to bash Adobe for announcing not at all or on Patch Tuesdays.

I just bang over-top less the fluff, make sure nothing's been changed to my system and sit and wait for the next one to come along.

Regards,

Silj


Libra
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Thank you, that's encouraging.

Sincerely, Libra


siljaline
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Thanks, Libra See Profile