And just for some further info, and maybe alternate suggestions, the reason I want to do this is because I'd like to bypass the annoying error message that appears in new versions of Flash Player, "Adobe Flash Player has stopped a potentially unsafe operation."
These files are actually on a CD, and the SWF is an interactive brochure. For that interactive brochure to work, it loads external, supporting files (all also on the CD) but doing so is interpreted as a security risk by the newer Flash Players, and hence the message.
I've discovered, however, that when one opens the SWF directly in Flash Player, and not through the Flash Player plugin of the browser, the error message doesn't appear. Therefore I'd like to find some way to open the SWF that way through an HTML link.