Open SWF file

The most commonly used .swf file type: ShockWave Flash content

What is swf file? Understanding and opening swf files

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.swf file type #1: ShockWave Flash content

swf file extension is typically associated with Shockwave Flash movies in animated vector format, found on many Internet websites. Adobe Flash Player has the capability to play .swf files, but Adobe discontinued Flash in 2020.

Further details

SWF files are for years used for original ShockWave Flash content, once widely used format for multimedia, vector graphics and ActionScript.

Adobe Flash was discontinued in 2020, but you can still find these files used on many web-based apps, including games.

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Adobe Animate CC

Multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

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Adobe Animate CC for Mac

Multimedia platform for Mac used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

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Adobe Flash Player

Adobe's program for viewing animations and movies in Flash format

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Adobe Flash

Multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages

.swf file type #2: Microsoft Sidewinder profile activator data

Files with swf file suffix are related to the Microsoft Sidewinder profile activator data format.

Further details

The SWF file extension is also used by software and drivers for Microsoft Sidewinder force feedback joysticks

The swf file contains profile activator settings. Sidewinder joysticks are obsolete products.

SWF files are mainly used for Flash videos.

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Microsoft Windows

A series of operating systems developed by Microsoft

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