Windows – Could not play shockwave flash object (swf)


I have shockwave flash object file (.swf) and it's corresponding meta file. But I can't play it in either Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox 3.0.11. I tried to install Adobe Shockwave player. Still, I can't play the swf file. As far as I know and remember, I can play this file type in most web browsers.

I am using Windows XP Professional SP 3.

My question is : What are the things I need to check/do so I can play this type of file?

Best Answer

You can find free swf players around the net but if the file is fine you might find it is not associated with a web browser might want to look at what its associated with in windows...

one way to do this is to open explorer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab

scroll down and find swf and check the association

hope that helps