SWC File

What are SWC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SWC file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SWC file?

A .SWC file is a Flash Component distribution archive file.

Files with .swc file extension are Adobe Flash component distribution files. SWC stands for ShockWave Component. These files contain ActionScript files, debug data, and icons compressed utilizing the ZIP archive format. An SWC file is a zipped package of symbols and source code partially transformed into object code that allows a Flash or Flex developer to distribute classes and assets as runnable programs.

SWC files are generated by using Flash Builder and its components from the Adobe Flash Professional authoring tool. An SWC file is a library of classes and assets that are necessary for Flash to function properly.

Compiled SWC files are used by Flash, a deprecated technology to run animations and applications in web browsers. The Chrome browser stopped supporting Flash end of 2020.

How to open SWC files

We have identified one SWC opener that is compatible with this specific type of SWC file.

Programs that open Flash Component distribution archive files

Adobe FlashAdobe FlashVerified

Last updated: February 25, 2022

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SWC files. Remember, different programs may use SWC files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Snes9X SNES EmulatorSnes9X SNES EmulatorUser submitted
WinDS PRO AppsWinDS PRO AppsUser submitted
Adobe Animate CCAdobe Animate CCUser submitted
Street WizardStreet WizardUser submitted
SewerCADSewerCADUser submitted
Bentley SewerCADBentley SewerCADUser submitted
SewerGEMS SanitarySewerGEMS SanitaryUser submitted
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Adobe Flash ProfessionalAdobe Flash ProfessionalUser submitted
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