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    Default Viewing SWF files

    How can I view SWF files saved on computer? Nothing happens when I click on them.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    Hi Jace*. Have a look here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWF

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    All the technology and software in the universe is useless when the end user has the IQ of a sack of hammers.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    You have a couple of options -
    1. Open with the browser of your choice - Your installed browsers should have the necessary plugins installed so are ready to play SWF files. Firefox and Opera are as easy as drag and drop (as is IE6 probably), but in IE7 you'll need to Ctrl+O to get an "Open" prompt, browse to the file (select "All files" from the filetype dropdown), open it and grant the Flash Player ActiveX control local access. Waay too complicated.
    2. Download the standalone Flash Player - I had a quick Google and couldn't find the standalone Flash Player (it comes with Flash CS3 and previous versions) for download online. I've uploaded it temporarily here for download (1.23 MB). It's clean and I'm not shady, but I'm not certain of the distribution terms of this EXE.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    Sal, I get the following error:

    Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive.

    If you downloaded this file, try dowloading the file again.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    Scouse - this only provides a description, not a program to open them with.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    Beeswax34,

    I probably already have this (shows in IE/Mozilla as part of a web page), however I did do the installation - still can't run local swf file.

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    Default Re: Viewing SWF files

    Sal, I get the following error:
    Cannot open file: it does not appear to be a valid archive.
    Sorry bout that Jace, the file was slightly smaller on the server so probably didn't upload correctly. It should be right on the server now, try again.

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