Installing Adobe Macromedia FlashMX to Run/Open SWF Files
Neither Adobe Flash Player nor Adobe Shockwave Player will play SWF files that are in files on your computer. It will be necessary to install a program that will do this. Flash MX is an Adobe program that will do this.
INSTALLING ADOBE FLASH MX
Choose a link and download "flash_keygen.zip"
You will find the Flash MX exe file and the registration serial in the folder that will be installed when you double click this zip file.
Right click on an SWF file in your folder that holds them, such as "Pictures" or "My Pictures".
Go to "Open with".
Left click "Choose Default Program..."
Click on "Browse" ensuring that "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" box is ticked.
Go to the "Macromedia" folder, then "Flash MX" folder" and click on the "Flash.exe" file.
Your computer is now set to open all SWF files with Macromedia Flash MX.
Go to the folder that has your SWF files. Double click an SWF flash picture icon that is in your open window. The file will be opened and played by Flash MX. Click "Use default" in the "missing Font Warning" window if necessary.
Open the Macromedia Shockwave Flash MX Program.
Go to "File", "Open", then double-click on an SWF picture file in the folder window that opens. Maybe you will have to browse there. You will see the SWF file in action.
REMOVING PROTECTION ON SWF FILES
If the SWF is protected (Flash MX will tell you). Download this program:
Then run the program. Select the protected SWF file. Unprotect it and save it as a new file.
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