Fix: Flash Player Won’t Work Issues in IE

Posted by Britt Duncan - December 12, 2014

There are times when you try to check out a new video online, while the site display a error message saying that you must have Adobe Flash installed. But you do have the latest Flash installed and are able to see any video in Chrome or Firefox. What has gone wrong? There are various causes for this problem. To find out more about how to fix it easily, please read on.



Method one: Enable Shockwave Flash Object in IE

1.Open up a random site with videos with Internet Explorer. Then click the gear icon at the top right corner. Next, select Manage add-ons from the list.


2.At the Add-on types session, move to Toolbars and Extensions. On the right pane, locate the Shockwave Flash Object. Right click on it and select Enable.


3.Restart the IE and have a check.

Method Two: Disable Enhanced Protected Mode

Click Tools or the gear icon again. Choose Internet Options from the list. After the Internet Options Properties dialogue box opens up, move to Advanced tab. Scroll down the list to locate a setting option labeled Enable Enhanced Protected Mode. Tick off the check mark before it.


Method three: Enable Active X Filtering.

Open IE, hold Alt key and click the gear icon on the menu bar and then Safety. Select ActiveX Filtering option from the pop-up menu. Go back and reopen the video site to have a try again. If this fix won’t help you out, remember to disable it again to make sure it won’t cause additional problems to you in other websites.


Method four: using Compatibility View

1.To access this settings, click the gear icon on the top and then choose Compatibility view settings from the list.


2.The configuration window will show up, type the site or sites that you have trouble opening videos and click Add button. Tick the two options at the button and click Close.


That’s all it takes. Now, it’s time to check whether the problem is sorted out or not.

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TESTED:  19 Nov