Hi Sandy. I will have to check sometime tomorrow as I am not in school at the moment and my files are on the classroom server where everyone saves their stuff. The school uses Adobe creative suite CS5. They bought it about 1 month after it was originally released. So it is NOT the 5.5 you guys recently released. As for the OS system I know it is the latest but I will have to check everything and email the files first thing tomorrow. This is strange because my SWF file works fine and so does the HTML file of the website but not the flash file itself which is where I have all my work from the timeline.
Again I will post everything as I get it tomorrow. Thanks again. John
I'm sorry that you ran into this issue .Can you please let us know what you did before saving your project?
Please provide as much detail as possible. We are actively looking for ways to reproduce this issue.
1. About your computer
a. Full file version of Flash installed (eg. 188.8.131.525)
b. OS and version
2. Are you saving your .fla file to a local drive? (eg. hard drive, SSD drive, USB key ) or over a Network
3 How was the file saved? eg. resaving as File/Save, File/Save As type ( CS4,CS5,CS5.5 ) .fla or xfl
Did you see any issue / error while saving your file last time ?
I had just finished my website when I saved the file (fla) and shut Flash down. I needed to transfer a different file from my computer onto another computer. I mounted my usb and realized there would not be enough room, so I binned some of the files and tried to empty the trash. My computer said "preparing to empty trash" for nearly 20 mins. I forced shut down my computer and restarted. Emptied the trash fine - transfered the file fine. But when I reopened the website on flash I recieved the "can not find document...." error message. I had closed Flash down before emptying my trash, and made certain there were no Flash files in there. The SWF is fine though. And I had not found any issues with saving it or any warning signs that this was going to happen.
I was saving the FLA over its self not as a save as version
The file is 52MB
I have a 2 and half year old MacBook Pro
2.26Ghz Intel Core 2
Mac OSX version 10.5.8
Saving to computers hard drive
Adobe Flash Professional CS5 184.108.40.2069
Any help would be so appreciated!
Not sure how to send you the file as its 52MB
Please read the following blog post for a solution to the Unexpected File Format Error: