2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2009 10:51 AM by Ned Murphy

    Running swf files in Windows XP


      Is there a setting in Windows XP or Internet Explorer which prevents swf files from playing? If so, where is it? (The Flash player is installed.)

        • 1. Re: Running swf files in Windows XP
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          no.  right click on a swf and click open with.  select the flash player.  if it doesn't open, you have a faulty fp installation.  reinstall.

          • 2. Re: Running swf files in Windows XP
            Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            If anything, it is likely an IE issue.  I don't know of a specific setting, but you can look thru the Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced section to see if something in there is specifically disallowing such content.


            Is this happening all the time or only when you are playinmg files locally (offline)?  IE has security features that will usually disallow activeX content when local files are being used... usually a prompt will appear across the top to indicate this and give you the option to allow it to display.