Hi, I'm hoping to produce a CD of Captivate lessons to be accessed via a Flash menu. (Using Flash CS4, but with ActionScript 2)
I can get the files to work from the disc, but as they are large files, they take less time to open if downloaded onto the user's machine first.
Is it possible to use some ActionScript to take the folder of files and copy them onto the desktop so that I can then point the menu items to the newly copied folder?
I've seen that there is a download option in ActionScript but this seems to bring up a dialogue box and allows the user to place the files wherever they want.
Ideally I'd like the process to be automatic.
Can it be done?
BTW my knowledge of ActionScript is a tad rusty, so please be patient if I have tons of questions!
You are not going to be able to copy files from a CD to the user's drive without the user's knowledge. There will have to be some user interaction. You don't really want to produce a product that will dig into the user's computer without the user knowing that it is happening. Think of the consequences.
You should look into an installer. Give the user the option to install your application when the user starts up your CD.
Thanks for the advice.
The reason for wanting it to happen automatically was not for any nefarious purpose, more that the expected end users may well include a large number of technophobes, so the less techy things they need to do before getting to the content the better.
I shall have a look for installers, hopefully there will be one that will just require the user to click an ok button to start it off...