4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 1, 2010 5:05 PM by William Spence

    Can I access local files?

    William Spence

      I am writing an application using Adobe Air that will have to utilize and store media files locally on a user's computer.  My marketing team now believes that a downloadable application that will be installed on a user's computer will be a dealbreaker for some users due to the fear of a virus, so now they are suggesting that we will have better sales numbers if people just need to log into a website to use the application.  No problem, Air applications can be embedded into a website.  But can an Air application embedded in a browser still store and manipulate files on a user's computer?  Storing media files for a large number of individuals can become cost prohibitive, so rather than store them online, we would like to create a folder on a user's system to organize their files.  Is this possible with a web-embedded Air application?

       

      Thanks.