1.    09 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 88
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    Win 10 Saying I Need Permission to Remove Flash - HELP!


    I uninstalled flash player from my PC. But some files and folders remain. I'm trying to remove those also but I get an error stating I need permission to do so. The following are folders and its contents that I cant remove:

    C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash
    C:\Windows\system32\Macromed\Flash
    %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player

    How do I gain permission to remove these completely?
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  2.    09 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
    Posts : 3,926
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    Hi yahanna

    I would suggest you use the Adobe tool to remove Flash Player.

    Found here...

    Uninstall Flash Player for Windows
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  3.    09 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,855
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\*" /s /f /q
    
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash\*" /s /f /q
    
    takeown /f "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player\*" /s /f /q
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  4.    10 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 88
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Hi yahanna
    I would suggest you use the Adobe tool to remove Flash Player.
    Found here...Uninstall Flash Player for Windows
    I tried it. It doesnt remove residual folders/files.
    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:

    Code:
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%WINDIR%\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\*" /s /f /q
    
    takeown /f "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%WINDIR%\system32\Macromed\Flash\*" /s /f /q
    
    takeown /f "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    del "%appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player\*" /s /f /q
    I read that Flash is embedded into Win10. That removing any files or folders from it would create great problems later on if I decide to reinstall it. What do you think?
    Last edited by yahanna; 10 Feb 2017 at 06:52.
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