Solved! Update broke Adobe Flash App

natemac

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So I use a program called TheRenamer(http://www.therenamer.com/), it auto renames TV shows and places them in proper folders that I use with Plex.

The other week I realized it wasn’t working on my HTPC, no idea, uninstall/reinstall, nothing.
I then tried to use it on another one of my PCs and it worked fine.
That PC just went threw one of the major Win 10 updates a few days ago, and now that app no longer works on that computer either.
I did realize that it seemed to be an Adobe Flash app, I didn’t even know those were still around any more, but either-way it broke in the latest update. Is there anyway I can fix this?
I did try installing a version of Adobe Flash(which I hated doing) but no luck, some how this program ran without any version of Flash on the computers.
Any Ideas?
 

Phillip Corcoran

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You shouldn't be Adobe Flash at all now, not even on supported (ie older) Windows versions.

Flash presented huge security loopholes - - remember Adobe frantically trying to keep it patched several times a week?

Flash is dead - - - stop using websites which still require it - - it's time they revised their websites to support the new browser standards which don't need the Flash plugin.
 

gardenman

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Hi, apparently the software is no longer compatible with the newer Windows and no longer being developed. People have tried to contact the author and failed. I tried to install it on a test computer (virtual machine) and could not get it running either.

I looked but could not find anyone who had got it running on the new Windows. Basically your best choice is to move on and find an alternative. There are a few alternatives listed on the pages below, but unfortunately it seems most people aren't happy with what they find. I'm guessing it will take some trial and error.

https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/320082/the-renamer-on-windows-10-1803
https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1362958-program-that-used-to-work-doesnt-work-anymore-after-windows-10-spring-creators-update/
https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2476487
 

Phillip Corcoran

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You shouldn't be Adobe Flash at all now, not even on supported (ie older) Windows versions.

Flash presented huge security loopholes - - remember Adobe frantically trying to keep it patched several times a week?

Flash is dead - - - stop using websites which still require it - - it's time they revised their websites to support the new browser standards which don't need the Flash plugin.
 

natemac

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That’s the thing I had no idea it was Flash, this was on a clean install of windows 10 no flash was knowingly installed. I agree with you completely... the only thing that made me even realize it was Flash was when I right-clicked on the app it gave me a window for Flash, activating a microphone that I remember from way back when.
 
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