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This was discontinued December 2020 and Adobe said, as it is no longer supported, it should be uninstalled. I haven't done this as I am not sure what if anything will crash without it.

Will any other app that may have been using it crash if I delete it? (I am not sure which other apps may currently be using it.)
If so is there an alternative that will successfully replace it?

I have read the thread "Replacement for Flash Player" and can't see how it can help me.
 
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There may be programs that may require the flash player to work. I have an old program I use which requires it and installs it from the CD and I have never had any problems with it.
 

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Some screensavers use flash. I have three which no longer work.
Supposedly a few of the cumulative updates have removed Flash.
 

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Bill:
Virginia beat me to it.
If your computer is running Windows 10 and it's been kept up-to-date, Adobe Flash Player will have already automatically been removed.

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Mainly websites that used flash will no longer work so the website owners would be the ones worried.

You can uninstall if you haven't done so already.
 

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Bill:
Virginia beat me to it.
If your computer is running Windows 10 and it's been kept up-to-date, Adobe Flash Player will have already automatically been removed.

Thanks to other responders too. Dr M, I am reluctant to install Ruffle as I have heard of problems with its use, and reading the blurb on it, it seems too complicated for my simple brain.

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Thanks Frank and Virginia. I've just checked and although Flash Player appears in the Apps list it is not in the Adobe folder in Program Files (x86); only Acrobat Reader is there.
 
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I have a second related question but will ask it in a separate query. It relates to Serif PagePlus Starter edition
 

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Thanks Frank and Virginia. I've just checked and although Flash Player appears in the Apps list it is not in the Adobe folder in Program Files (x86); only Acrobat Reader is there.
It's probably installed in %appdata%\Adobe\Flash Player folder.
 

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I can't find an appdata (or %aPPDATA%) folder. There is a Program data but there is no Adobe folder in it. Doing a search for Flash Player doesn't find it either. So I'm assuming it isn't on the computer.
 

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If you type %appdata% in the search bar then it will take you to the app data folder.

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Yes it is there. (I used 'Run' and %appdata% to get to the folder). an Adobe folder with a Flashplayer folder in it are there. But there seems to be nothing in the Flashplayer folder except four empty folders, APSPrivateData2, AssetCache, Icon Cache and NativeCache.
 
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Mainly websites that used flash will no longer work so the website owners would be the ones worried.
I have run into websites on the Wayback Machine that depend on Flash. I still have computers with Flash for just such an emergency. :)
 

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Yes it is there. (I used 'Run' and %appdata% to get to the folder). an Adobe folder with a Flashplayer folder in it are there. But there seems to be nothing in the Flashplayer folder except four empty folders, APSPrivateData2, AssetCache, Icon Cache and NativeCache.
Did you make sure you are showing hidden files? If so then it sounds like Flash is not installed.
 
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