2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 22, 2006 9:09 AM by Stonkers

    Unexpected File Format

    Stonkers
      Hi! I'm trying to open a .fla file that claims to be version Flash 6.0 r25 in the file properties. This is the same version I get when I create a .fla file. Yet when I try to open the file I get Unexpected File Format. Any help? Note that I don't have the original machine this was created on nor the employee that created it...

      Thanks,
      Eric
        • 1. Re: Unexpected File Format
          Level 7

          If you're seeing version information in the file properties then it
          may not actually be an FLA file. FLA files don't have a version tab,
          but EXE files do when you publish them. It's possible that someone
          added a custom property on the Custom Tab of the FLA, but that's a
          different critter and you can put whatever you want in there, so it
          may just be bad data in there.

          One thing you can try is downloading my free FLAVER tool from
          http://www.northcode.com/free/flaver/flaver.php. It will attempt to
          open your FLA files in the version of Flash they were authored in. It
          does this by reading the FLA file and looking for internally stored
          version information (instead of user entered data).

          If FLAVER can't find the correct version of Flash to open your FLA
          with, it will tell you what version it was created with.

          Tim Gos
          Northcode Inc.
          http://www.northcode.com

          On Fri, 18 Aug 2006 23:23:02 +0000 (UTC), "Stonkers"
          <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote:

          >Hi! I'm trying to open a .fla file that claims to be version Flash 6.0 r25 in
          >the file properties. This is the same version I get when I create a .fla file.
          > Yet when I try to open the file I get Unexpected File Format. Any help? Note
          >that I don't have the original machine this was created on nor the employee
          >that created it...
          >
          > Thanks,
          > Eric
          >

          • 2. Re: Unexpected File Format
            Stonkers Level 1
            Thanks Tim, that rocks!!!