How to Download embeded SWF or Flash files using your browser

If you are looking for ways to download flash or SWF files from a website that do not give you save as option then you have come to the right place.

You can download those embedded Flash files through browsers and the process of downloading flash files vary from browser to browser.Let us look at them.

Download Flash Files using Google Chrome
You can download them in multiple ways using Chrome.

Easiest Way
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.Open a new tab and type about:cache and hit enter.
3.Do Ctrl+f in the new tab and search for .swf to locate the swf file you want to download.
4.Right click on the link and select “save link as”.
5.Save the file to a folder and you are done.

Using View Source
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.Use Ctrl+U to open a new view-source tab.
Note:If you do not see a new tab that means the URL points to a SWF file and it is not enabled for this.This process will not work if Ctrl+u is disabled.
3.Do Ctrl+f in the new tab and search for .swf to locate the link containing swf file you want to download.
4.Right click on the link and select “save link as”.
5.Save the file to a folder and you are done.

Using Developer Tools (This is likely to work always)
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.use Ctrl+Shift+J to open Developer Tools window.
3.Select Elements Tab (selected by default).
4.Do Ctrl+f and search for embed on the right top search box.
5.Locate the correct swf file. Available under src tag.
6.Right click on the link and select “save link as”.
7.Save the file to a folder and you are done.

Download Flash Files using Firefox

Easiest Way
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.Go to Tools->Page Info.(this opens a new window called Page Info)
3.Select Medial tab.
4.Scroll down the list under the Media tab to select the right SWF.
5.Click “Save as” button.
6.Save the file to a folder and you are done.

Another way
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.Open a new tab ,write about:cache?device=disk to the address bar and hit Enter.
You can also type about:cache and select List Cache Entries under Disk cache device to arrive at the same page.
3.Do Ctrl+f in the new tab and search for .swf to locate the link containing swf file you want to download.
4.Click on the link .This opens the cache entry.
5.Rightclick on the link and select “save link as”.
6.Save the file to a folder and you are done.

Download Flash Files using Internet Explorer (IE)
1.Open the website from where you want to download the flash or swf file.
2.Go to Tools->Internet Options
3.Click Settings under General Tab.(Inside Temporary Internet files section )
4.Click View Files.
This should open the Temporary Internet Files folder.It might contain hundreds of files.
5.Sort it based on Internet Address or Type.You can also do so by View->Arrange Icons by->Internet Address or Type
Note:If you are sorting it by type then the file you are looking for should be of type Shockwave Flash Object.
6.Locate the swf file ,Right Click->Copy to copy the required SWF file.
7.Save it to another folder and you are done.

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