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[flash mx 2004] unexpected file format

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I try to open a file made in other computer with flash mx 2004 but i receive
this message: unexpected file format. I have the same version.
So this files was sent to me again saved in flash 5 but i received the same
message. I installed flash mx and flash 5 to try to open but i receive same
message. What Can I do to open this file? Is it no waY?
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by:rexmor
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can you post ur .fla for download and we'll test to open it. Maybe it's not a flash file or still a FlashMX 2004 or Pro.
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by:nishasrilankan
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or may be Flash MX 2004 7.2 (Eclipse);
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by:carlosgon
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http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/carlosgon/file%20flash%205%20from%20mx%202004.zip
http://paginas.terra.com.br/arte/carlosgon/file%20flash%20mx%20204.zip

Two links one with the file saved as flash mx 2004 (i dont know if pro or not) and other as flash 5

I have installed here the last flash mx 2004 pro (7.2) 4.0.0.32
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by:mrdilliard
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I have Flash MX 2004 7.2 (Eclipse), and it won't open for me. It could be that the file's corrupted. I don't know that it makes a difference, but are you trying to go from a mac to a pc, or vice versa?
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by:carlosgon
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No. Its a pc file too.
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by:nishasrilankan
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I opened this file in Notepad. It doesn't seem as a .fla file. it is probably like some other type which is wrongly renamed to .fla
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by:mrdilliard
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no, it's definitely a flash file. what you're seeing is just the raw .fla format when you open in Notepad. Flash figures out what it all means.

are you on a network? you could share the folder from the other computer, map the drive and see if you can open it from your computer, and then save it if it works.
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by:HillaryN
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I'm having the same difficulty and have had this problem in the past.  I've got some files that were given to me on a cd (pc to pc) that I cannot open.  In the past I've had them zipped and emailed (which worked) and loaded to a server for download (which didn't).

I'll be very interested in seeing any resolution to the problem.
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by:HillaryN
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Ok, just received new versions of the fla files that do open.  The originals were saved as Flash MX 2004, but I'm working with Flash MX.  So that explains my problem.
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by:06vsanti
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You get unexpected file format when you have two different versions, I also got it and had problems from passing flash from home to school.  How I solved it? use Same version
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