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    Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Trying to install Macromedia Flash and an error dialog comes up.
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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Do you have an older version of Flash installed? If so, try uninstalling it from the Add/Remove Programs control panel, then reinstall the new version

    BTW, I removed your post from the Outlook forum with the same subject.

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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Thanks for that Hans.
    There was an older version installed, but it didn't appear in 'Add Remove'.
    Is there a Plugins directory (maybe Addons directory)? I can't find either.
    I removed the post from where I mistakenly put it in Outlook and put it in IE about 60 seconds after I posted it.
    You're not just knowledgeable but you're also quick <img src=/S/angel.gif border=0 alt=angel width=15 height=21>
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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    I found a reference to a Flash removal tool on the Adobe website, but unfortunately that part of the website is down for maintenance at the moment.

    On my PC, there is a folder C:WINDOWSsystem32MacromedFlash containing the flash .ocx files, and also an app named UninstFl.exe. Perhaps this is the plugin folder? (Just guessing!)

    (You only deleted the text from the post in Outlook, but you didn't delete the post itself.)

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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Isn't there a plugins folder under C:Program FilesInternet Explorer? In IE, you can also try Tools | Manage Add-ons. That should allow you to delete Flash. You could also go to C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files and right click on the Shockwave Flash Object for a few options.

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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Joe

    Just hijacking for a minute <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I took a look in C:WindowsDownloaded Program Files and found that many of the Properties -> Dependency tabs just show the word "Damaged" one or more times. What does it all mean?

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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    I'm not sure. Usually when I see that I use right click & delete. If it was important I install it again. Otherwise, I don't bother.

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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Thanks Joe.
    In the folder that Hans mentioned I found an .exe called UpdateFlash (or something like that). I ran that and it updated Flash, without any problems.
    UpfateFlash.exe disappeared during the update.
    Rather convoluted way of doing it, but it seems to have worked.
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    Re: Plugins directory (IE 7.0.5730.11)

    Great!!! Glad you got it sorted out.

    Joe

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