Adobe has fixed the bug in Flash Player that corrupted PPT files

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Recently, a large number of PowerPoint users experienced troubles with opening .pptx presentations that contained Flash
objects due to an issue in the previous version of Flash Player (version Thanks to Adobe’s high attention to this problem, this issue has been resolved and the fix is included in the latest official update (version We recommend all MS PowerPoint users upgrade to the latest version of Flash Player and turn on Windows automatic updating if it was turned off before.

However, the corrupted PowerPoint files can’t be restored with just an update of the Flash Player ActiveX component. Don’t worry, because we have a solution for that.

Fix your corrupted .pptx files with the restoration utility developed by iSpring →

A detailed log on this bug is available on the Adobe website:

Bug log on Adobe showing the status Fixed

How to update your Flash Player

The Adobe Flash Player component is updated automatically with your system. If you turned off automatic updates, see how to turn them on again.

Windows 8 / 10

  1. Press the Win Windows logo key key on your keyboard and type in Windows Update and launch the app.

    Windows Update

  2. Then go to Change Settings on the left.

    Change settings

  3. Set Install updates automatically and then click OK.

    Install updates automatically

  4. You can open the Windows Update window again and click Check for updates.

Windows 7 / Vista / XP

  1. Open Internet Explorer (it is important to use your Windows IE Browser).
  2. Go to
  3. Download and install Flash Player.
  4. During installation, select Allow Adobe to install updates.

    Allow Adobe to install updates

To check the version of your Flash Player

  1. Open Internet Explorer on your PC.
  2. Enter
  3. In the Version Information block you will see the version number.

    Version information for Adobe Flash Player

Thank you for checking this important information. We will keep you updated on any changes or possible issues with Flash Player in this blog and help you to avoid any problems in the future.

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