Open SWF File

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SWF Frequently Asked Questions

What is SWF File?

SWF file extension is used to store Adobe Flash multimedia file format. SWF (pronounced “swiff”, short for “Shockwave Flash”) file format was developed by FutureWave Software Inc in 1995 and released as a storage format for FutureSplash Animator software on Windows and Mac OS.

Are SWF files binary?

Yes, SWF files are binary and could only be parsed with a software from Adobe.

What applications can open SWF files?

Most modern browsers can open SWF files. Due to potential security issues Adobe Flash is blocked by default. Read how to enable Adobe Flash on Google Chrome.

File Extension Info

SWF Quick Info
  Adobe Flash File
  application/vnd.adobe.flash-movie    application/x-shockwave-flash   application/futuresplash
Opens with
  Adobe Flash Player
  Adobe Flash Player Projector