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I have copied an .fla file from my Mac to take wih me to work and keep working on a PC there but whenever I attempt to open the file in the PC at work it says it is an "Unexpected file format",, I have taken my PC .fla files and transfered them and even emailed them to myself before and opened them on my Mac and it works fine but I can't seem to do it the other way around for some reason,, Any help or points to any third party apps to help with this is appreciated,,
Thanking you in advance,,
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henryww earned 100 total points
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the way mac & pc store files differently ...

mac does it with 2 stream -  the data fork & the resource fork. ... pc only 1 single file. that's why pc -> mac ok, mac - > pc .. no good.

now, the easiest way is to ZIP it before u copy or send email to ur office pc and it will work fine :)

we have the same problem here all the time, mac users are designer and pc users are programmers and that's how we get around it.

cheers
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by:alcobra
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let me start by saying that i'm not a Mac guru but i had the exact same problem. I've just renamed de file from "something" to "something.fla" and it worked fine.

The file i had was created on Flash 5 (Mac) and opened in Flash Mx (Pc).

Hope it helps
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by:Nocturnum
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Great deal. zipping it worked great,, Also the second option worked as well but zipping it works even better cause I can then transfer more files per thumb drive,, thanks
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