> I've recently installed flash player 9
That means you installed the player CONTROL (plugin and active x) .. its not
a standalone exe program fro playing SWF files.
That's because you have not installed one. The only legal way to get one is> I try to double click the swf file, and it asks to find the suitable
by installing Flash itself (you can uninstall later and keep the stand-alone
player). I think you can also get the latest beta player from the adobe
labs download area on that website.
This is NOT related to it being Flash Player 9 . you simply do not have the
appropraite program on your PC (or if you do, you've lost the setup that
associates it with SWF files)