I'm having one hell of a problem and could really use anyone's help who has a good idea.
I am working in flash CS5 on windows 7 64.
I am currently also running into the crash at save problem. The most recent version of my .fla corrupted about four days ago, which is something I've grown accustomed to (got the wonderful 'unexpected file format' error). So I went to my backup file- same issue. I had to go back 12 backup versions to find one that would work (even my backups on external drives when copied back over to the local drive or opened from the external would give this error. They did NOT give this error a week ago). But this backup version now crashes on Save, Save As, or if I try to create a new .fla while the backup .fla is open, it crashes. If I try to open any other .fla while the backup .fla is open, flash crashes. Sometimes is gets non responsive and needs to close; sometimes it simply sits there, does nothing, SAYS it's running, but will not respond to clicks, minimizing the window, or anything at all and I will have to force quit out. Sometimes it will crash when simply clicking a library item.
I have tried the following recommended fixes:
save the file to a new directory- on the rare chance that flash doesn't crash on save (about 1 in 10), and doesn't corrupt and make a new .fla that's 2k in size (about 1 in 4), the new .fla has all the same problems of the original.
change the JAVA environment variable- no help
increase the jvm.ini xmx value - tried 124. 256, 512, no help
open the file using zip and access the xml library assets directly, deleting them until you find a corrupt file- done it. three times. to three different versions of the .fla from the backup files. Flash still crashes.
save out as .xfl - on the rare chance that flash doesn't crash on save, the .xfl is corrupted (2k file size, no library, and for some reason a black square for an icon) about 3 out of 4 times. The 4th time, the file works no better than any other .fla
update flash player - no help.
update plugins for all browsers and debug versions - no help
update flash CS5 to the most recent version - no help
download and install all windows updates - no help
delete preferences and config folders - no help
The ONLY way I can avoid flash crashing is to go back to a backup version from more than two months ago. This version will open, save properly, and debug properly without error.
I have attempted and failed at every suggested fix I have found online or on these forums for this cluster of problems I'm currently having. I have three weeks to the project deadline, and there is no way I can go back two months in the production timeline.
obviously I cannot afford to lose two months of work. If anyone has any idea what could be happening, I would be exstatic- I'm really at the end of my rope here. After four days of looking for help and fixes online and on these forums and talking to adobe support on the phone ('we do not handle coding issues' is the only response I get. gee, thanks for the help), none of the fixes that have been recommended to me have worked.