SWC File

Did your computer fail to open a SWC file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .SWC 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

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with extension SWC for different purposes. We have identified 1 SWC opener for Windows that is compatible with this specific type of SWC file.

Programs that open SWC files

Adobe FlashAdobe FlashVerified
We have not yet verified any programs for Mac that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!
We have not yet verified any web services that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Suggest another file format using extension SWC

While we know of one file format using the .SWC file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SWC file.

Various SWC file openers, viewers, etc.

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.

Macromedia FlashMacromedia FlashUser submitted
Adobe Flash CCAdobe Flash CCUser submitted
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Adobe Animate CCAdobe Animate CCUser submitted
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We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with SWC-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with SWC-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!