What is SWF File Extension?


Small Web Format is associated with SWF which is an Adobe Flash file format to handle data like ActionScript, vector graphics and multimedia. The aim of the file format is to deliver data over the web. Such a file format is flexible enough to view on Flash player and any browser supporting Flash plugins.


It belongs to video files category.

Apps Supported

It supports a number of apps of Windows including

Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2015

Adobe Flas Player 17

Adobe Flash Professional CC


It was developed by Macromedia but later acquired by Adobe Systems.

MIME Types



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How to open or view SWF File Extension

Users can open the file format using -

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC
  • Web browser with the Flash plugin