Files with swf file suffix are related to the Microsoft Sidewinder profile activator data format.

There is one other file type using
the SWF file extension!

swf icon.swf - ShockWave Flash, Animated vector format for the Internet [common]

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Software that open swf file

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SWF file extension - Microsoft Sidewinder profile activator data

What is swf file? How to open swf files?

The SWF file extension is also used by software and drivers for Microsoft Sidewinder force feedback joysticks

The swf file contains profile activator settings. Sidewinder joysticks are obsolete products.

SWF files are mainly used for Flash videos.

This swf file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open swf file:

Microsoft Windows icon

Microsoft Corporation logoMicrosoft Windows  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

A family of operating systems developed by the Microsoft Corp. The first Windows was released in 1985 as a GUI add-on to MS-DOS.  MS-DOS based Windows versions were developed to 2000, when was released the last version called Windows ME. Windows based on NT core started in 1993. Windows NT family are developed to these days, the latest version is called Windows 10.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .swf file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Related links:

Microsoft Sidewinder products.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .swf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open swf file, edit swf file, convert swf file, view swf file, play swf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Settings file type for software that use swf file - Microsoft Sidewinder profile activator data

Programs supporting the exension swf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Microsoft Windows for settings swf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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