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CS6 Unexpected file format

Apr 24, 2013 6:31 AM



Sorry my english, it's not my native language.


Flash CS6 was crashed and when I trying to reopen .fla file, it shows error dialog "unexpected file format". How I can repair this file?

  • kglad
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    Jul 21, 2002
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    Apr 24, 2013 10:00 AM   in reply to ::Ion::

    rename its extension to zip and try to unzip it to extract its assets and add to a new (uncorrupted) fla.


    failing that, use a zip repair to try and repair the zipped file so you can unzip and extract its contents.


    failing that, use a decompiler to decompile a working swf to a working fla.


    and, whether that all fails or not, learn a lesson about creating sequentially named backups so you never lose all your work again ( project_01.fla, project_02.fla, etc)

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