I recently started getting this error on my MacBook, but had no idea why. I hoped it would fix itself with a Chrome update or something, but that never happened. I didn’t really mind since the only change to me was that the fan on my MacBook Air wasn’t kicking in whenever I was on a site with a Flash ad.
This finally affected me negatively when I was trying to upload some photos to print at Walgreens.com. I got the yellow error banner stating, “Could Not Load Shockwave Flash.” After delving into the issue, I discovered this fix:
- In the address bar, go to chrome://plugins
- If you have the same issue I did, you should see “Flash (2 files)…” listed. When you click the Details button in the top-right corner to expand all the entries, you should now see two entries under the “Flash (2 files)…” heading.
- Disable the Flash plugin internal to Chrome (the Location entry should be something like
- Refresh your page!