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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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Question by:carlosgon
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by:rexmor
ID: 12033954
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
ID: 12034039
or may be Flash MX 2004 7.2 (Eclipse);
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by:carlosgon
ID: 12034423
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:carlosgon
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by:mrdilliard
ID: 12034731
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
ID: 12034975
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
ID: 12041347
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
ID: 12169311
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
ID: 12170593
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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