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Why does Firefox only open some .swf files? Answered

Some will open just fine, while others bring up an untitled tab and a "Save or Open" dialog. I have Flash installed, and I have FF 3.0.7, with everything fully updated. Flash works just fine when it's embedded in a page, it only has problems when I try to open a .swf file.



Best Answer 10 years ago

Either your end or the server end has the MIME type of swf associated wrong. If the server doesnt tell the browser that a swf file is to be handled as a swf file, it will show up as text code. Solution? Not sure. Reinstall flash?