12-06-2005, 06:43 PM
I uninstalled Flash 8 player to see if a plug-in detector is working. I reinstalled Flash in my browsers - Mozilla v1.0.7 and Internet Explorer v6 SP2. I also installed the standalone player - supposedly successfully. The player works fine in the browsers, but when I try to play a .swf (ie. click on it in one of my folders) it doesn’t work – I get “Windows can’t open this file”. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled a bunch of times, restarted my computer, etc. – still nothing. Basically it only works through the browsers and Flash Professional 8. I’m using Windows XP. Any suggestions?