The last two days Flash (CS3) has been driving me crazy. One of my FLA files keeps getting corrupted. I save and when I try to reopen, I get the message “Failed to open Document“, and there is nothing I can do. I’ve been losing hours of work. But I found a solution – sort of…
Let me start by saying: once your document is corrupted, there is no way of getting it back. Not to my knowledge anyway. This fact is totally unacceptable and we’re all pretty pissed at Adobe/Macromedia since this has been going on since at least Flash MX. I really hope that this has been fixed in CS4.
For me it all started when I made a shared library containing some symbols I was using across a couple of Flash documents. After losing my work a couple of times I started making copies constantly and this way I could at least get my work done even though it took three times the normal time.
Then today I found out when the corruption occurs. If I open the document and make some changes and save, no problems will occur. But if I open the document, make changes and test the movie before I save, it gets corrupted. Go figure.
I know this is not a solution, but at least I can work at normal speed – almost. And always keep copies of your Flash documents – learned the hard way.
As a last footnote – thanks a million, Apple’s Time Machine. Without it I would truely have been f***ed.
I went ahead and downloaded and installed a trial of Adobe Flash CS4. I was very disappointed when I realized that this issue has NOT been fixed.