SWF files will not open locally
Posted on 2005-03-13
Using Windows XP SP2 with Internet Explorer 6 with all updates.
When SWF files are saved locally, they will not run.
When a SWF file is opened, a IE window opens and quickly says 'done' at the bottom but nothing opens - just a blank page.
Flash and shockwave files run fine when viewed on-line or in a game or screensaver.
This issue started occurring recently and may be related to an IE security update three weeks ago.
I have tried every possible combination of security settings including defaults within IE. I have tried all the changes recommended by Macromedia. I Also disabled the ZoneAlarm Firewall and made sure no pop-up blockers were present.
In IE Tools - Internet Options - Advanced, I have made sure that there is a check in front of 'Allow Active Content to run in files on My Computer' and I also made sure all Add-Ons are Enabled.
I have tried with several different files that opened fine in the past and tried with fresh versions. I even tried uninstalling and then reinstalling both the Flash and Shockwave Players.