2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 8, 2013 6:04 PM by Chris McLaughlin

    Problems writing to applicationStorageDirectory on Windows 7

    Chris McLaughlin Level 1



      I am working on an Air application and want to write some files to the applicationStorageDirectory. 


      Using Adobe's own ncode or any variation thereof:


      var prefsFile:File = File.applicationStorageDirectory;

      prefsFile = prefsFile.resolvePath("preferences.xml");


      Throws the error:


      Error: Error #3002: File or directory exists.

      at flash.filesystem::File/createDirectory()

      at flash.filesystem::File$/get applicationStorageDirectory()

      at browse_fla::MainTimeline/frame1()[browse_fla.MainTimeline::frame1:8]

      at runtime::ContentPlayer/loadInitialContent()

      at runtime::ContentPlayer/playRawContent()

      at runtime::ContentPlayer/playContent()

      at runtime::AppRunner/run()

      at ADLAppEntry/run()

      at global/runtime::ADLEntry()


      Extended desktop is set in the supported profiles. 


      Also if I use another directory such as the documentsDirectory there is no issue. But the applicationStorageDirectory is supposed to be the one location that we can reliably use.


      I would be grateful for any information.


      Best regards,



      Chris McLaughlin