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Could not find the file "flash.ocx" error fix

If you get an error message such as this one, it’s probably because you have a third party screensaver installed which uses flash player software to run.  This happened to me when I installed a cute little screensaver featuring a dog licking the screen.

It might have been running beautifully until Adobe Flash Player was updated.  It can run beautifully again.  All you have to do is the following:

  1. Click on “Start”
  2. Click on “My Computer”
  3. Navigate to C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash
  4. Find the flash9.ocx file or Flash9f.ocx
  5. Right-click on it and click “Copy”
  6. Right-click in an empty space in the same folder and click “Paste”
  7. Rename the copy to “flash.ocx” (without the quotations).

Now you won’t get the message again and your screensaver will work.

If you don’t want to be bothered using this fix, just uninstall the screensaver.


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How to fix Flash.ocx Error