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How to Install Adobe Flash Player to Open SWF Files


Flash player is no longer supported or updated by Adobe. They no longer provide Flash Player installation files. Since there are no further security updates, major web browsers no longer allow playing SWF files either.

But you can still use SWF.max Player to view Flash files and play Flash games! You will need to manually install Adobe Flash component. Instead of being installed system-wide, it will be installed locally just for SWF.max Player. This way your web browsing will remain secure and you can enjoy playing locally downloaded SWF files.

TL;DR: obtain a copy of Flash.ocx ActiveX component (version or older) and place it in "C:\Program Files (x86)\SWF.max\Media\Binary" folder.

How to Install Flash Player on Windows 10

  • Install SWF.max Player version 2.3 or newer.

  • Download flashplayer32_0r0_371_winax.exe installation file from the Internet Archive.

  • Right-click downloaded file and select “Properties”, then “Compatibility” tab.

    Flash Installer file Properties menu item

  • Select “Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows 7” and click “OK” button.

    Flash Installer Compatibility Dialog

  • Run “flashplayer32_0r0_371_winax.exe” program and install Flash Player.

  • Use File Explorer to navigate to this folder:
    • on 64-bit Windows: "C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash"
    • on 32-bit Windows: "C:\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash"
  • Copy “Flash32_32_0_0_371.ocx” file.

    Flash ActiveX file

  • Paste the file into this folder:
    • on 64-bit Windows: "C:\Program Files (x86)\SWF.max\Media\Binary"
    • on 32-bit Windows: "C:\Program Files\SWF.max\Media\Binary"
  • Rename “Flash32_32_0_0_371.ocx” file to “Flash.ocx”.

    Renamed Flash ActiveX file

  • You no longer need system-wide installation of Flash so it’s strongly advised to uninstall it!
    • Click Start menu > Settings > Apps.
    • Select “Adobe Flash Player 32 ActiveX”.
    • Click “Uninstall”.

    Uninstall Adobe Flash Player

  • Open “SWF.max Player” and enjoy watching your SWF files!

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