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.
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:
- The .swf file might have been damaged during download. Try downloading the file again.
- It’s possible that the .swf file was created with a newer version of the application. If you’re not using the newest version, then try updating the applicationi.
- The file’s access rights aren’t properly adjusted. Check the file’s access rights.
- Harmful programs may have modified the associations for the filename extensions. Run a virus check on your computer.
- The Windows registry’s database is damaged. With the help of Windows System Restore, you can return to a previous state with system settings that still work.
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.
- Adobe Flex Component
- CorelDraw Workspace
- WAsP Wind Farm Data
- Trimble SSF Data
- SageWorld Anti-Hacker Program Output
- Digital Signature
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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