How to open SWC file extension?

The author of advice: Mr Brankiewicz

SWC files are incessantly popular. However, a file name containing SWC file extension is problematic for some of the users. They have problems with correct opening of a file with SWC extension. However, it should be remembered that SWC file extension can match one or more types of files. The most popular is Adobe Flash Component Distribution Format but if there are others, you will find information concerning them below.

So, it is worth looking close at the problem concerning SWC files and search for its solution.

A list of programs supporting files types with SWC extension can be found below. Applications are sorted according to appropriate operational systems and their popularity.

  • Adobe Flash Component Distribution Format

    .swc file extension

    Category: DEV Files

    OS Software
    Windows Adobe Flex SDK Adobe Flex SDK
    Adobe Flash CS5 Adobe Flash CS5
    Adobe Flash Builder 4 Adobe Flash Builder 4
    MAC OS Adobe Flex SDK Adobe Flex SDK
    Adobe Flash CS5 Adobe Flash CS5
    Adobe Flash Builder 4 Adobe Flash Builder 4
  • Super Nintendo Super Wildcard ROM Image

    .swc file extension

    Category: Games Files

    OS Software
    Windows Snes9x Snes9x
    MAC OS Snes9x Snes9x
    Linux Snes9x Snes9x

How to check if a file we want to open is not infected by malware or viruses?

  • Download Malware/viruses removal tool from SWC files in the Windows system.
  • Click “Start scanning” and wait until the programme performs the scanning process on your computer.

What are the reasons of errors concerning SWC extension of files?

The problem that often causes damage concerning SWC extension are Windows system registry errors. That is why, in the first place it is recommended to:

  • Scan computer in order to identify, repair and open the SWC file
  • Check system registry from the angle of hidden errors
  • Repair file’s associations with programs in the system registry

If you are not sure if the above problems concern you, you should consider other frequent irregularities:

  • You do not have an appropriate application installed that supports SWC file extension
  • SWC file is corrupted
  • The application’s version necessary to open the file is not correct
  • The file is not assigned to an appropriate program

Solving problems with SWC files


If SWC file does not open, firstly, it is worth using files associations built in the Windows system with application that can support them. In order to do it, you should double-click a SWC file icon. A list of programs that probably support such a file will appear. It is enough to choose one of them so that Windows would open a given extension with it. Incorrect file’s association will result in Windows trying to open SWC file with a wrong program all the time even if there is an appropriate application supporting this format on a drive. In this case, it is necessary to perform the above mentioned registry scanning and associations’ repair.

If associations are correct and Windows still cannot open the file, most probably the computer does not have appropriate software supporting files with name containing SWC in their extension. The solution to this problem is very simple. You should buy or download a free (if they exist) application that will allow you to open, browse and edit SWC format (You can also try to find more informations on FileInfo). It is no risk because many paid programs have free test versions enabling to check their functionality.

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