Downloading SFW Files – In the following tutorial I cover the process of downloading SWF (flash) files directly to your Computer using the built in Page info/Media functionality in Firefox. This enables a user to download any flash swf file that might be embedded in a webpage without using any additional software.

How to Download Embedded SWF files:

First off, if you don’t already have it, you’ll need firefox:

  • Open up Firefox and navigate to the Webpage that contains the embedded Flash SWF file that you would like to download
  • Anywhere in the empty space on the page, right click and select the Page info option:
  • Next, select the Media tab from the Page Info menu
  • Scroll down the list and select the .swf file from the list. It should be listed as an embedded type
  • Once the item has been selected, you can click the Save As button to save the .swf flash file to your computer:

 Note: If you want to play your .swf files that you have downloaded, I highly recommend THIS Flash Player. It can be run from a portable USB device as well.