Problem in opening a swf file

  anchor 16:05 01 Jan 2005

My friend sent me by e-mail a swf file. I know this type of file is a Macromedia flash, so downloaded the latest flash player. All seemed well, and I could see the animated logo on the Macromedia site. I have WinXP-Pro.

I rebooted and tried to open the attachment, but a message said Windows could not open this file type. I tried to find the Macromedia folder, and could only find this in Windows\system32\Macromed

Various sub-folders are there, (common, director, flash, shockwave8, shockwave10, update), with a few files in each these sub-folders. What file should I use to associate swf files with?. How can I resolve this problem?.

  TomJerry 16:10 01 Jan 2005

or any other web broswer

in IE: file, open, broswer, find the directory with the file and change o file type as all files and youcan see it and just open it

  anchor 16:25 01 Jan 2005

Thanks for your replies. However, when I do this I still get the same message, and it wants to know what programme created it. Any other ideas please?.

I assume the Flash Player installation is OK, (anyone know of a site with a swf file for me to try it out?).

  anchor 16:48 01 Jan 2005

Success!. Have been playing with various other ways to get it to play in IE, and it worked.

Thanks crx1600 and TomJerry.

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