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Disable - Enable the Flash Plugin (5 - MX) easily

This will allow you to Disable - Enable the flash plugin ( v.5 or v.MX ) installed in IE by a simple click.

This is quite practical when testing to see what the users without the Plugin will see.

The way this works is quite simple, by running this .bat files we just rename (using DOS) the Plugin files, making them unavailable for the browser to use. To re-enable them, the enable bat files renames them back to their correct names.


  1. Unzip the "" file.
  2. (OPTIONAL if you allready have both plugins installed) - Copy the 2 .ocx files into your C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash or C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash (WinXP users)
  3. Put the 3 .bat files somewhere in your c: Drive
  4. Thats it! Close any browser Window and just double click any of the self explanatory .bat files for the desired setting

ONLY WORKS IN WINNT - For XP users in the .bat files change the Path on the first line from :

cd C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash to cd C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash

The .zip file contains 5 files:

> disable_flash.bat - This disables flash alltoghether

> enable_flash5.bat - This enables the flash 5 plugin.

> enable_flash6.bat - This enables the flash MX plugin.

> swflash.ocx - This IS the Flash 5 Plugin ( in C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash )

> enable_flash6.bat -  This IS the Flash MX Plugin ( in C:\WINNT\system32\Macromed\Flash )

Contact Me if you have any problems!

nb: .bat files have the potential to be harmful for your PC. You can right click on theses files and open them in Notepad to see what they do.

March 6, 2003 Author: mani Jaquet Rating:

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