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"Resource /.../xxx does not exist", the file is there!!!!!

May 5, 2012 2:59 AM



I have a project I've been working at for a while. The project folder is on a network drive. At some point I tried to open the project when the network drive was not available, so Flash Builder couldn't access it, ok.

Now the network drive is available, and I have already rebooted the system (it's Windows) and restarted Flash Builder.


I can open the project but there are some specifical .as files in the src folder that I cannot open. THE FILES ARE THERE (I can see them in Windows explorer, I can open and edit them in notepad), but Flash Builder cannot open them. They are listed in the left project tree view but when I double click any of them, it says "resource <filepath> does not exist".


It's only some of the files in the project, not all of them. Others I can open.


I already did "refresh". I also closed and reopened the project, and as mentioned I rebooted and restarted Flash Builder.


<rant>This is ridiculous, how can Flash Builder be SO broken?</rant>


Is there a fix for this???


What else does Flash Builder need to open a file besides the file being there?




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    Dec 19, 2012 8:24 AM   in reply to matteosistisette

    Just come across this also, incredibly frustraiting, some files, not all refuse to open in the IDE some of the time.

    They exist and open fine in a normal editor such as Sublime or Textmate but not in Flash Builder.

    Restarting the IDE is the only way I have found to fix this, seems to happen randomly to different files.

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    Jan 29, 2013 5:44 AM   in reply to matteosistisette

    I had the same issue with flash builder 4.6

    Restarting FlashBuilder a few times solves this weird issue.

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