How to Save and Open Flash (.swf) files from WebPages

Nowadays, Adobe Flash (previously called Macromedia Flash) is mostly used in a large number of websites because it is a popular method for adding animation and interactivity to web pages. Flash is commonly used to create animation, advertisements, and various web page components, to integrate video into web pages, and more recently, to develop rich Internet applications.

Adobe Flash Player Flash Files are called as "ShockWave Flash" movies, "Flash movies" or "Flash games", and they usually have a .swf file extension. Adobe Flash Player is required in order to display flash files within WebPages or browsers.

But if you want to Save the Flash files on your computer and open them later or Offline, then you can follow the options below to do it easily.

Flash Saving Plugin


Allows you to save Flash animation right from Internet Explorer (or any IE-based browser). Comes with SWF Cache Viewer – a tool for browsing cached Flash animation in Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

SWF Cache Viewer  

SWF Cache Viewer can also be used to view Flash movies stored in Mozilla Firefox cache or any folder on your PC.

Download Flash Saving Plugin

Alternate Method to save Flash in Mozilla Firefox:


Save Flash in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox has built-in features to save Flash movies. When viewing a web page:

  1. Right-click on the web page;
  2. Select View Page Info;
  3. Switch to the "Media" tab;
  4. Select the Flash movie you want to save;
  5. Click Save As.

SWF Opener


Easy-to-use Flash player for opening Flash movies saved on your hard drive. Allows viewing movies in full screen mode and control playback with buttons or a timeline controller.

SWF Opener

Once SWF Opener is installed, you can double-click any swf file on your hard drive to get it played right away. SWF Opener comes with SWF Cach Viewer – a program that allows you to conveniently view and save cached swf files.

Download SWF Opener

Saved Flash files can also be played with Internet Explorer, but SWF Opener will be the best choice to open the flash files as it offers several useful functions and is absolutely Free.

>> I Hope you will like this method because it helps us in saving images, animations, videos, etc. which are integrated in Flash form on the WebPages.


Mayur Agarwal is the founder and editor-in-chief of WebTrickz. As a Technology enthusiast and an Internet addict, he loves sharing useful How To’s and Tips & Tricks. Follow him @mayurjango on Twitter.

9 Responses

  1. Pratyush says:

    Awesome post man, I never new about the alternate method (the built in option in firefox) to save videos. Thanks for the tip 😀 .

  2. renokieon says:

    Wowzers! This is easily the best tip for doing the whole .swf thing. Thanks!

  3. DJ says:

    Wow, great information. Thank you!

  4. Anuska says:

    Yah it’s working ….. thanks

  5. Hey Thanks for Great Tutorial.

    I thought i would require any software to download swf files from Websites.
    But through firefox i can capture any swf within few clicks from any website!

    Again Thanks 🙂

  6. shaurya says:

    swf opener couldnt open the file . why ???

  7. reethu says:

    Hi, I started using SWF Opener to play flash games offline. I want to know, how can I save my game progress in swf opener, so that everytime I load the game, I don’t need to play from the beginning. This is because as I finish playing one day, the next day, I play the same game next day and to my surprise the game doesn’t give an option to continue from before.

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