I installed Shockwave Flash player from the Adobe site, and
the graphic says Installation Complete. When I try to play a
Shockwave Flash object file, it does not play, instead giving me a
window to search on the web for a program to open it or to choose
from a list. Nothing will open it. Windows Search on the PC reveals
numerous files and programs in the system associated with the
search word Shockwave. What can I do?
When you install off of the website, you are installing a
browser plug-in. To open a SWF off of the desktop, you need a
stand-alone player, which can be difficult to find. But, no fear,
you can open that SWF file with your internet browser as long as
the plug-in is installed.