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Subject: Re: FLASH: Failed to save document error?
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Wed, 19 Jan 2000 15:30:25 GMT

At 07:03 AM 1/19/00 , you wrote:

>Hi All,
> I don't know why but I've just been having a heck of a time get flash to
>work right at work lately =). Ok Every time I go to save a .fla file it
>gives me an error saying failed to save movie? Doesn't matter if its a new
>movie or one I've been working on before. I've taken Flash off put it back
>on and I still get the same error. Anyone else ever had this problem? Its
>hard to get my work done when I can't save the .fla's. Oh BTW I'm running
>Windows 98 with 160 MB Ram.

Some possible causes (from my experience, so this isn't an exhaustive list):

-File already open elsewhere;
-File is on a CD-Rom (cannot be written to);
-File WAS on a CD-Rom, hence it got copied to hard-disk as write-protected;
-File was opened off a network, and the network connection is no longer

If you can do a "Save-As," it would tend to point toward a file problem
such as those above. If you cannot do a "Save-As," it would tend to point
to a problem with your Flash installation (try re-installing), your system,
or your hard-drive (maybe a FAT problem -- have you run Scan Disk?).

Of course, try re-installing Flash; it's one of the quickest, easiest fixes
so try it before spending too much time on any other hunches.

Hopefully others on our list have some more ideas.

Marc Hoffman

Poison Dart Frog Media: Specializing in Flash Animation and Digital Audio
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