Sorry for this - I could not find a forum that discusses the Adobe Flash Reader.
I have downloaded and installed the Flash reader - but when I double click the swf file - it still comes up with unknown application. Where is the flash reader installed - I searched the "Program Files" folder and could not find it. I want to launch it first and then use it to open the "swf" file. I even tried to associate the swf file with the Flash Reader, but the Flash Reader, does NOT appear in the list of applications installed. Please help.
There is no such thing as "Flash Reader"; SWF files are usually associated with Flash Player, and that forum is here http://forums.adobe.com/community/webplayers/flash_player
However, Flash Player is a browser add-on to play Internet content, not a standalone player. To play local SWF files you need Fash Player Projector (http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html) or Adobe Media Player (http://www.adobe.com/products/mediaplayer/).