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Flash Player stopped working

  • I was using my browser this afternoon and then opera stopped responding for a few minutes and when it started working again, the website I was on that uses flash player would not load and stated that I needed to install flashplayer. I went to the flashplayer website and it was stating that it was not installed and that I needed to download and install it. Not sure why that would be since before the browser froze up it was working just fine and I had not changed anything. Anyway, I downloaded the flashplayer installed and when I started to install it, I got a screen stating that I needed to completely uninstall the flashplayer first. So I followed all of the instructions for doing a clean uninstall, rebooted the computer, disabled the anti-virus program and then did the install. Yet it is still showing as not being installed when I check to see if it is installed as well as at the FB website with the game I was playing. I have been looking for a way to fix this issue for over 4 hours now and tried all sorts of things - all with the same result and I have uninstalled the flash player multiple times and tried different versions to install as well. I can get the flashplayer to work just fine in the google chrome browser as well as in the vivaldi browser.
    Can someone please suggest a way to get the flash player working in my Opera browser again. I really don't want to have to use chrome again nor to I want to have to transfer all my bookmarks, speed dials to chrome .

  • See https://www.chromium.org/flash-roadmap, more specifically https://www.chromium.org/flash-roadmap#TOC-Summary11

    Basically you will need to add the site to the list of allowed ones to play Flash content every time you start Opera.

    I would block Flash and check if the site doesn't offer an alternative.

  • The odd thing is that it was working perfectly until the browser stopped responding for a few minutes and then I got the screen on that game page telling me that I needed to install flash player.
    The site is already listed as being allowed in the flash settings section of the browser. It was already in the list of allowed sites and was working perfectly until the browser stopped responding yesterday. I have even tried adding the site in different formats in the list of allowed sites and nothing is working. flash1.JPG flash 2.JPG flash 3.JPG

    I can play the game using the google chrome, firefox and vivaldi browsers as well as ms edge. But I just like the way opera works so much better (until now). I thought about uninstalling the browser and then downloading and installing it again, but I will loose all of my speed dials as well as my other bookmarks as they are currently set. If I backup and export my bookmarks and then import them again after reinstalling opera (in hopes of getting things working again) they are not going to be already in their individual folders as well as the speed dials not being already set up. Not to mention the rest of my preferences for Opera 😞

  • forgot to mention that I did try doing a complete uninstall of flash player and then downloading and installing it again, and that goes well, but the problem still exists. I tried everything I could find to get it to work and I did disable my anti-virus while downloading and installing the flash player again as well as clearing the cache, history and everything else and then rebooting the pc after each step with the same results every time. It just will not work 😞flash 5.JPG

  • Maybe your profile folder got corrupted. Did you try with a new clean one?

  • Do you use Opera Sync?

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