Hi everyone. (Sorry I couldn't find a forum for Flash CS6) Today while I was working in Flash CS6 (on a Mac), it crashed and when I reopened the program, I was able to get access to the autorecovery version of the file I had been working in. Which is normal. The thing is (and I assume this is where I went wrong), I didn't rename the recovery file, and I didn't return to working in the original file either. I just started working in the recovery file, with RECOVERY in front of the file name, saving every so often with Ctrl+S. Hours later, I close Flash, then go to reopen the file - but it's disappeared. I get that the recovery file is some kind of temporary thing, and I've tried looking for it in username>library>applicationsupport>Adobe>flashcs6>en_US>Configuration, which is where I think it would be if it wasn't in the same place as the original file, but it is not there. I was working off the desktop, and saw it there before it disappeared. Somehow I had saved hours of work into this recovery file; just wondering if anyone can help me get it back-I would be very appreciative. Thanks!
check your trash.
if it's not there, you can use file recovery programs to see if it can be recovered. but it still may not be useable.
if you have a working swf, you may be able to decompile it to a working fla: check sothink's decompiler.
and you may be able to repair your corrupted fla by renaming it to a rar and using winrar to repair.
and if you can't recover a working fla you may still be able to recover some assets by unraring that renamed fla.
Recovery files are saved in the folder of the actual FLA. If you start work on the recovery version, the recovery_recovery file should be in the same folder as the first recovery file.
If you're talking about a new FLA that hasn't been saved, look for its recovery file here:
/Users/colin/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS6/en_US/Configuration/
where "colin" would be your user name, not mine.