9 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2012 1:55 PM by adninjastrator

    When copying my symbols between projects they lose their source file after saving

    John Oman Visuals

      Hey,

       

      This is my first post here, but I have been struggling with this for quite a while and haven't been able to find a similar post yet. So I am using Windows 7 and Flash CS 5.5.
      I am animating short episodes of an animated mini series, with several characters. Our character symbols or organized into folders and then those folders are copied forward from the previous episode's library to the next episode's library.

       

      However as soon as I save the file all the symbols go blank. Under symbol properties they have no source file. The source file just disappears. I can re-link it but these symbol libraries have upwards of 100 symbols.

       

      This only happens to symbols I haven't placed on the time line yet, but it gets tedious constantly hunting through old projects looking to either re-link or re-copy symbols that have vanished.

       

      My question is why is this happening, and how to I prevent it?