Macromedia Flash player install location.

By Spike
Oct 25, 2004
  1. Just a quickie. Does anyone know of an install location for the Macromedia flash player. I've got someone trying to open a flash file, I pointed her to the macromedia website and she installed it. Apparently, filetype .swf is still not associated with an application.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168

    Many thanks for the quick reply, but I'm afraid it doesn't quite answer my question (unless I've missed something on the website.

    My apologies. I should have been more clear.

    She has apparently installed the flash player from that link, but she still cannot open the swf file I sent her, because windows doesn't know which application to open it with.

    Can I associate the .swf extention with the player manually, just like any other application, and if so, where do I locate the flash player executable?
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Tell her to open a browser window (IE, Firefox, etc.) & to drap/drop the file on that window.
  5. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 2,168

    Ah! Thanks!

    I have Flash MX installed, which seems to come with a standalone flash player. I'd assumed the downloadable player would be much the same.

    I guess It's only an IE plugin then.

    Problem solved now though.

    Thanks again.
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