I used to have Flash MX and when I opened any SWF file it would open in a Flash player...but, now I installed Flash MX 2004 and got rid of Flash MX it no longer recognises SWF files outside of Flash. In other words, now, if I want to open a SWF file with flash closed I have to use another program such as Internet Explorer! I want my flash player back!

Now...I went to Macromedia and installed the Flash plugin, but that is really only for browsers. Are there any downloads to play Flash files outside of Flash and IE?

Many thanks for your help!!