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Informations about the SWF filename extension and the file formats associated with it

We collected the information you should know about the .swf filename on this page. If you were sent a(n) .swf file in an e-mail, but you don’t know what to do with it, then you can find help here. We strive to suggest free, open-source applications that are available to everyone for the file formats.

1 filename extension(s) are in our database

.swf - Shockwave Flash

The SWF file is a Application file, which is connected to the Shockwave Flash according to our registry. With the adequate settings, the Shockwave Flash (.swf) files can be opened or converted with the help of Shockwave Player.

Format description:
SWF format
Shockwave Player
Magic string:
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Related links:
Related extensions:
Shockwave Audio

Important! Programs other than the ones listed above may also use the .swf file extension. Even harmful programs can create files with the .swf extension to store data in them. Always be careful with .swf files coming from unknown sources. Don’t open executable files that arrived in mails, even if you know the sender.

The .swf file can’t be opened on your computer?

If the program necessary for opening the .swf file is installed properly on your computer, then the quickest and simplest way to open the .swf file is to double-click on the file’s name. If that doesn’t work, then the right software probably isn’t installed on your computer.

While opening the .swf file, you may receive an error message from the associated application, this can be caused by the following:

Incorrectly given .swf extension

The .swf filename extension can be given incorrectly sometimes. The cause of the error could be a mistake or a simple typo. We found the following incorrectly given filename extensions that are the most frequent in the case of .swf files.

swv, cwf, swr, swe, swc, sw, sqf, sf, wwf, sdf, wf, ewf, swt, swg, swd

Maybe you’re not even looking for the .swf file extension?

It’s possible the the file’s extension was given incorrectly. Below, we list some filename extensions that are similar to the .swf extension. It’s possible that the one you’re looking for is among them.

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Associated applications

The Windows operating system stores information about the applications associated to the file extensions in the registry database. The associations can be queried or modified in the Command Prompt window with the "assoc" command.

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