If all you need to do is to open a .swf then you could try reinstalling / installing flash player at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ or try Adobe Shock wave at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download and you could also try this is if all else fails:http://www.browsertools.net/SWF-Opener/
Hope that helps.
try reinstalling / installing flash player at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/
Yeah - I tried that, but it didn't help.
or try Adobe Shock wave at http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download
Same thing - tried that also, and it didn't help.
and you could also try this is if all else fails:http://www.browsertools.net/SWF-Opener/
I just downloaded this upon your recommendation. The .swf files open now, but they don't look anything like they're supposed to. So, I'm not sure what the deal with this application is, but I think it may be buggy. Like, for instance, the background of my .swf is all white, when it should be gray. And the frame rate is all weird (not what it should be). I'm sure the .swf is fine because if you preview the movie inside Flash it looks fine.
Any other suggestions???
You might have to uninstall flash player then reinstall it to make sure it is working properly because usually it just opens a simle window with the application as it should be shown in it, also have you tried opening the files on another computer if this is possible.