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Details of extension .swf

2 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .swf file?
  • Which program can create the .swf file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .swf format?
  • What can convert .swf files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .swf extension?
Shockwave Flash .swf file icon

Shockwave Flash

SWF file is a Shockwave Flash. It is a proprietary vector graphics file format produced by the Macromedia Flash software. SWF files can be played by the Macromedia Flash Player.
Category: Application files
Application: Shockwave Player
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/x-shockwave-flash
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Adobe Director Shockwave Media Data
Shockwave Flash Source File
Adobe Flash Project File
Adobe Flash Video File
Macromedia Flash Paper
Shockwave Flash Component File
Shockwave Flash Template
Simple Vector Format Document
Adobe Director Protected Cast
Sidewinder Profile Activator Data .swf file icon

Sidewinder Profile Activator Data

SWF file is a Sidewinder Profile Activator Data. The Sidewinder Game Voice is an early voice chat device. It was shaped like a hockey puck, with four channel buttons that allowed the user to speak to individual teammates. It could also be set to communicate with the entire team, or globally to all players. The driver software also allowed it to function as a voice command device using programmable macros.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: Sidewinder Game Voice
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Sidewinder Game Voice Settings

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Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar extensions in our database:

CorelDraw Workspace
EnCase Expert Witness Compression Format Data
MusicMatch Jukebox Secure Audio File
Microsoft SQL Server Database
Encryptafile Signature
IRCAM SoundFile
Seattle FilmWorks Image
Operation FlashPoint Function Script
Trimble SSF Data

The .swf filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

wsf (1), saf (1), swv (1), cwf (1), swr (1), swe (1), swc (1), sw (1), sqf (1), sf (1), wwf (1), sdf (1), wf (1), ewf (1), swt (1)

Can't open a .swf file?

If you want to open a .swf file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .swf association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.swf

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android