Resolve the Google Chrome Plugin Error in Windows

While using Google Chrome in a Windows system, sometimes an error occurs when suddenly the page pops up a message saying plugin cannot be loaded. Not only on the same page but on the other pages, the error keeps coming. The problem could be so great that the experience of surfing the web pages could frustrate the user.

There are a lot of users who have complained about the plugin error in Google Chrome. According to them the Flash or PDF content does not open while surfing on the particular web browser. The plugins actually help to provide and access the functionalities on the web page like loading the content on the web page. But, there are possibilities for you to receive the error on Chrome in your Windows system.
There is no need to worry about the plugin problem and follow the steps mentioned below.

Here, how to resolve the Plugin Error in Windows

Renaming pepflashplayer.dll

Pepflashplayer.dll can also be responsible for the plugin problems in the web browser. But the problem that is occurring can be fixed with the easy methods of renaming the file creating the issue. All you have to do is simply navigate to the installed directories of Chrome in your computer system.
1. Press Windows Key + R.
2. Now, type %localappdata% in the run program and hit Enter.
3. The system will take you to the Local folder in App-data.
4. Now in the Local folder, open Google folder.
5. Select Chrome and go to User Data.
6. Now, select and double-click the Pepper-flash folder.
7. Now, right click on pepflashplayer.dll file.
8. Now, click Rename from the menu.
9. Type pepflashplayerX.dll and press Enter.
10. Now, relaunch Chrome and check if the problem persists.

Use Command Prompt

Sometimes it gets challenging to resolve the problem so using the command prompt will be a beneficial task to perform.
1. Press Windows Key + X and click Control Panel from the menu appeared.
2. Now, Command Prompt will open.
3. Type sfc/ scan-now and press Enter.
4. The now system file checker will scan for the damaged files in the system and repair them immediately.
5. If the command seems to get failed, then try DISM /Online /Cleanup Image /Restore-health in the command prompt.

Delete the Pepper-flash Folder

1. If the above solutions don’t work out, then try to delete the Pepper-flash folder.
2. Close your web browser if launched.
3. Now, again locate the Local folder in App-Data folder.

4. Select Google to enter it and then click Chrome.
5. Find the Pepper-flash folder and right click on it.
6. Now, click Delete from the menu opened.
7. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion of the folder.
8. Click Yes to confirm.
9. Relaunch the browser and check if the problem exists or not.

Check Always Allowed to Run Option in Chrome

If the plugin is removed or the option is not set to run, then pop up will appear while surfing the internet. To fix the problem, you will need to open the plugins tab in your web browser.

1. Launch Google Chrome on your computer.
2. Go to the URL address and type chrome://plugins.
3. Press the Enter button.
4. Now, a tab will open with all the plugins.
5. Find the Adobe Flash Player and check mark the Always allowed to run option.
6. Restart Chrome. The problem should not persist.

With the methods and steps mentioned, Plugin error can be resolved while using Google Chrome in Windows system. You don’t have to refer any third party tools as the possibilities to troubleshoot the error by following the guide are high.

James thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at

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