What is a .SWA File And How To Open It – Adobe Systems (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

While downloading files, you might have downloaded a file with the .swa extension. You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. In this article we will explain what .swa file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .SWA file?

The .SWA file extension stands for Shockwave Audio. The developer of this file extension is Adobe Systems. This audio related file is in binary format.

What to know

There is currently 1 software that can open the .swa file on 2 platforms.

How to open a .SWA file?

Below we will show you a step-by-step guide on how to open the .SWA file on various operating systems.

How to open a .SWA file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .swa file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Adobe Director software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. You can also use Adobe Director software.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .SWA file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Adobe Director software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .SWA file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .swa file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. In the first step you need to download the Adobe Director software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: Adobe Director.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .SWA file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Adobe Director software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

Still cannot open the .SWA file?

If you are still unable to open the .SWA file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. There are many similar file extensions that look like the .SWA file.swav – Nintendo DS Audio File, .swc – Adobe Systems, .swd – Adobe Systems, .swf – Adobe Systems, .swi – SWiSHzone.com. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .SWA file with the Adobe Director program on Windows and Adobe Director program on Mac.