Method 1. Modify the Flash component

In most cases, the "Couldn't load plugin" error pops up due to the failure of the target light component. So you should try to modify it. First, try renaming pepflashplayer.dll:

  • Go to  C: Program Files Google Chrome Application 53.0.2785.116 PepperFash  .
  • Find  pepflashplayer.dll  and rename the file to  pepflashplayerX.dll  .
  • Then restart Chrome and check that the "Could not load plugin" happens again. If so, our proposal will  delete  the PepperFlash folder  .
  • Close Google Chrome by pressing the X button. Also, navigate to Task Manager and check if Chrome's process has been completely terminated. If not, click on it and select End Task.
  • Then click  Win key + R  , type  % localappdata%  , and click  OK  .
  • Navigate to  Google Chrome User  and delete the PepperFlash folder.
  • Open Google Chrome again. If the problem is not resolved, try  updating the pepper_flash component  .
  • Restart Google Chrome and enter  chrome: // components  into the URL address bar.
  • Find pepper_flash component  and click Check for updates.

Method 2. Disable PPAPI Flash plugin

  • Open Google Chrome, enter chrome: // plugins in the URL address bar and press  Enter.
  • Click Details
  • You will see two versions of Adobe Flash Player. Select PPAPI Flash version, click it, and select Disable.
  • Open Chrome again and check if the "Could not load plugin" has been fixed.

Method 3. Disable Shockwave Flash

  • Open Chrome and go to  Menu.
  • Select More tools and open  Task Manager. .
  • Find Plugin:  Shockwave Flash,  click it, and select  End process.
  • Finally, select Reload.