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Fix: Adobe Flash Player not working in Microsoft Edge


There’s an issue where even when Adobe Flash Player is already enabled in the Microsoft Edge Advanced Settings when you try to visit sites that are powered by Flash, you will be prompted to install the Flash Player. In most cases, you can successfully access these sites with Internet Explorer. Here’s all that you need to know about the matter.

Fixing the issue with Flash in Microsoft Edge

More users experienced the problem, and it was discussed on a forum on Adobe’s official website. The users got the solution from Adobe staff and here is what you need to do in case you experience the same issue:

  • First, you have to make sure that Flash Player is enabled.
  • You have to click the ‘…’ button in order to access the Microsoft Edge menu.
  • Then, you have to select the Settings menu.
  • Scroll down to the Advanced Settings section and then click the View advanced settings button.
  • Now, you must locate the Use Adobe Flash Player section and toggle the switch on to enable Adobe Flash Player.
  • The last thing you need to do in order to solve the issue is to refresh your web page or open a new browser tab.

The problem with Flash Player in Windows 10 when you are running Microsoft Edge should now be fixed according to Adobe staff, but it seems that for some users it didn’t work, as it appears that Flash is always disabled since the latest update to Edge. You don’t seem to have the possibility to restore Enabled by default option. All you can do is to enable it once for each and every visit to a site or page, and this is a Microsoft decision, according to users.

In case you experience such an issue, you will need to file a bug with Microsoft. The more users report this issue the better it will be because millions of people are using Edge and Flash. Some users joked about finding a great workaround by using Opera, but we advise you just to contact Microsoft and report the problem.