Adobe Flash Not Working in Internet Explorer

By TPS November 11, 2016 Tech Tips

You might encounter a scenario when trying to watch your favorite videos online. The flash player works perfect with Firefox and Chrome browsers, but often creates various issues when using the old internet explorer.  We try to run Flash test but Adobe ‘s system is unable to detect what’s going wrong. Although you can always ignore this and continue using other browsers, you can actually fix this problem with a few tweaks.

Method 1: When you try to play a video on internet explorer you can get this kind of screen.


To fix this, launch Internet Explorer and then go to any website with flash content; such as YouTube. Press Windows Key + X keys or click the gear icon at the top right corner of browser window. Click Compatibility View settings.

  1. In the Compatibility View Settingswindow, add the sites having issues with showing flash content. Before clicking Close, make sure you have checked the options at bottom; Display intranet sites in Compatibility View and Use Microsoft compatibility lists.

Restart Internet Explorer and the problem should be fixed now!

Method 2: We can also resolve this issue by re-registering the flash.ocx file in System32 folder. This is done to get rid of any registry errors that causes conflicts with flash player.

Step 1: Open administrative Command Prompt,


Step 2: Enter following command and hit Enter key:

regsvr32 regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\flash.ocx


As a result of the above command, it will re-register flash.ocx file. And once you see this confirmation box. Click OK to exit.


Restart the machine, open Internet Explorer and you will find that the issue has been resolved.