Wednesday, June 20, 2007

How to play .swf files on your Desktop? Use Adobe Desktop Standalone Flash Player

Many a times you may get Flash files(with file extension .swf) from friends as e-mail forwards or you may have downloaded it off from websites online. But how do you play the .swf files in your desktop?

Here's how you can do it. Well, you have two options to play flash files off your desktop.
  • Open the file within your web-browser. Simple - Drag and drop the .swf file into Internet Explorer or Firefox and it'll play.
  • The other way is to play your flash files using the Adobe Standalone Flash Player.
    For this you will first need to Download the Windows Flash Player 9 Projector content debugger from the Adobe Site [Freeware].
    There is NO installation needed. Just open the downloaded .exe and open your .swf from within the Projector.
    In order to associate all .swf files to open using the Projector, right click the .swf file and "Open with" option. Once there, choose the location of your Projector.exe and you are done.
Hope this information was useful.

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