How to Download a Flash Slideshow

By Wayne Howard

Flash is a powerful tool that can be used to make all kinds of media such as video, games, web site graphics and slide shows. By default, you usually will not be able to download the slide shows and other flash files you encounter on the Web, but that doesn't mean this is impossible to do.

Using Internet Explorer

Step 1

Navigate to the flash slide show you wish to download using Internet Explorer.

Step 2

Click on "Tools" and select "Internet Properties."

Step 3

Select the "General" tab and click "Settings" in the "Browsing History" section.

Step 4

Click "View Files." Click "View" from the toolbar and select "Arrange by Type" to make it easier to sort.

Step 5

Right-click on the file you wish to download and select "Copy." Paste this file in a location of your choice. The file will end in the ".SWF" extension.

Using Mozilla Firefox

Step 1

Navigate to the flash slide show you wish to download using Mozilla Firefox. Let the slide show play all the way through once.

Step 2

Right-click on an empty spot on the page and select "View Page Info."

Step 3

Select the "Media" and locate the slide show you wish to download. It will in the ".SWF" extension.

Step 4

Select the ".SWF" and click "Save As" to save the file to your computer.