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11-02-2004, 12:10

I have received via e-mail a small executable program 88kb in size.
The file extension is .swf and it lists in windows directory as a Shockwave Flash Object under file type.

My computer has both Macromedia Shockwave Player and Macromedia Flash Player installed, and yet when I attempt to execute the program, the Cannot open this file dialog box comes up asking if I want to use the web service to identify the program needed to open the file. Search reveals .swf as shockwave.

Any ideas on how I can get this small program to run?

11-02-2004, 21:32
email it to me and let me take a look at it.

Just click on my website button and use that email address.

11-02-2004, 23:25
Seanmac, it might just be that your version of FlashPlayer is an older one.

Have you gone to the Macromedia site to check for newer versions?

Good luck,


11-03-2004, 17:00
Thanks gents;

A relative supplied the fix and it's weird, but works.

The file has to be opened using Internet Explorer, NOT Macromedia's Shockwave program.