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Could not find the file Flash.ocx – Simple solution

Have you received this message, “Could not find the file flash.ocx” recently?

Fixing this rather irritating issue is actually very simple. Follow the three steps listed below and you’re done!

  1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash
  2. You’ll find a named ‘flash9.ocx’ file over there.
  3. Copy and paste this file into the same folder you are in. You’ll now have two files in this folder- ‘flash9.ocx’ and ‘flash.ocx’

That’s it. You’re done. The problem should be gone now. In case you’re still facing issues or didn’t understand the instructions given above, let me know. Drop a comment and I’ll help you out.

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  • Michael J Gilmartin

    Have tried what you said but 30 minutes after I switched on got ‘could not find file flash.ocx’I followed your instructions but I am a bit of a novice on these pc’s, altho I spent 30 years in IBM mainframes.Bring back the 360/370’s for me and IBM jcl.
    What happens to the old file?do I just leave it there?
    Thanks for your help

  • Cone

    Yes Michael. Make sure you leave the old file there. Don’t delete it.

  • Jamie

    Thanks a ton… worked like a charm!

  • Cone

    Super. Glad it did Jamie.

  • Ocx

    There is a site for downloading Missing Ocx files which i highly recommend. You can try that…

  • durai Sebastian J

    nice its helpful

    Durai Sebastian J