I am using the Adobe captivate trial version. I tried
recording a presentation and it came to something between 30-40MB.
I tried previewing it in browser after saving the cp and it
worked fine. Then i tried opening it up in the application again
and it gave me a prompt message saying that the file already exists
and whether I want to overwrite, save or cancel the operation. I
tried doing all three on the copy of the file and it didn't further
do anything. I tried creating a new file and importing the original
file but it did the same thing again. Before I closed the
application first time it encoded the file and created a
presentation in swf and mp3 file. Do anybody know is there anywhere
we can trace the intermediate file incase I can't recover the
The only "intermediate" file is the actual .CP file itself.
The .CP file is the project
source file and is use to create
output files. (Never confuse your source with your output! This is
especially true of food.
I think the larger question here is: Where exactly are you
saving the file? Your local C drive or a network drive? If you are
saving to a network drive, this is often the culprit for corrupted
files. There is probably little chance of actually recovering your
file, so you will probably need to simply re-create it.
It would certainly be interesting to know the exact steps you
are following, as the only time I ever recall seeing a message that
the file exists, is when I'm publishing my source file to create
Hi Venkat and Rick,
The message is common (to me) in situations where there is a
"ghost" copy of Captivate wedged in memory. The only way I've found
to fix it is to use Task Manager to bail out of the dialog then
reboot. Worth a try.