SWZ File Extension

SWZ file icon
Adobe Flash Player Cache Format
  • Developer
    Adobe Systems
  • Popularity
    4.7 (4 votes)

What is SWZ file?

Full format name of files that use SWZ extension is Adobe Flash Player Cache Format. Adobe Flash Player Cache Format format was developed by Adobe Systems. SWZ file format is compatible with software that can be installed on Linux, Mac OS, Windows system platform. Files with SWZ extension are categorized as Web Files files. The Web Files subset comprises 190 various file formats. The most popular program for handling SWZ files is Adobe Flex, but users can choose among 4 different programs that support this file format. Adobe Flex software was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated, and on its official website you may find more information about SWZ files or the Adobe Flex software program.

Programs which support SWZ file extension

The following list contains programs grouped by 3 operating systems that support SWZ files. Files with SWZ extension, just like any other file formats, can be found on any operating system. The files in question may be transferred to other devices, be it mobile or stationary, yet not all systems may be capable of properly handling such files.

Programs that support SWZ file

How to open file with SWZ extension?

There can be multiple causes why you have problems with opening SWZ files on given system. Fortunately, most common problems with SWZ files can be solved without in-depth IT knowledge, and most importantly, in a matter of minutes. The list below will guide you through the process of addressing the encountered problem.

Step 1. Download and install Adobe Flex

The main and most frequent cause precluding users form opening SWZ files is that no program that can handle SWZ files is installed on user’s system. This one is an easy one. Select Adobe Flex or one of the recommended programs (for example, Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Flash) and download it from appropriate source and install on your system. Above you will find a complete listing of programs that support SWZ files, classified according to system platforms for which they are available. The safest method of downloading Adobe Flex installed is by going to developer’s website (Adobe Systems Incorporated) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Check the version of Adobe Flex and update if needed

If you already have Adobe Flex installed on your systems and SWZ files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why SWZ files are not compatible with Adobe Flex. The most recent version of Adobe Flex is backward compatible and can handle file formats supported by older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open SWZ files to Adobe Flex

If you have the latest version of Adobe Flex installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage SWZ on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the SWZ file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Adobe Flex is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open SWZ files and clicking OK.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • Right-click the SWZ file and select Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with SWZ extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the SWZ file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the SWZ file in question. Problems with opening the file may arise due to various reasons.

1. Check the SWZ file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the SWZ file hinders attempts to open it. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. SWZ file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

Did you receive the SWZ file in question from a different person? Ask him/her to send it one more time. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with SWZ extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Switch to an account that has required privileges and try opening the Adobe Flash Player Cache Format file again.

4. Check whether your system can handle Adobe Flex

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with SWZ extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Check if you have the latest updates to the operating system and drivers

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Adobe Flash Player Cache Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. It may be the case that the SWZ files work properly with updated software that addresses some system bugs.

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