How to Download and Fix FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl?

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file Adobe Flash Player Control Panel Applet. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8

File info

General information
Filename FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Adobe Flash Player Control Panel Applet
Program Adobe Flash Player Control Panel Applet
Author Adobe Systems Incorporated
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Win32
Copyrights Copyright © 1996-2017 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved. Adobe and Flash are either trademarks or registered trademarks in the United S
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

There are various types of errors related to FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file. FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl is corrupted
  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file error
  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file:
  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file could not be loaded
  • FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file

The last solution is to manually download and replace FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 177656 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 3fb24ed10031b35dfc71fa1aefd1713e
SHA1 07a000ea21751f37ec991cc77eee54e063deaaac
SHA256 b874b9c68b41aa7fa708676205c906765e7f70ea4dc59ff09a7393a0c093fc7f
CRC32 e3c9da38
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 105440 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 68058d91d76350473e8961d60530d663
SHA1 375191ffafcd64b895e28cb57d0701710349d183
SHA256 a2da7c3731d995dc5b63ff2c4285927a075d88deb5c6561a901c4dd3cece499d
CRC32 98dfa5bc
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 80216 bytes
Date 2012-07-19
File details
MD5 a3ce304eb01d4b2088faad92a9b6a876
SHA1 ceaa5283914273032b7c1277dba1ebcc8e0cda9d
SHA256 dcdc4da84d3a1b955cd9f98cd78c109d6cc3038992a1ce75d69b787bbc1b1b78
CRC32 01c8f0e3
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\