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I have been learning how to use flash and have created a couple of small movies using items i imported to the library and then in my project.  Then i started to work on something a bit bigger and all the items from my other projects were there but i unknowingly deleted them... Is there anyway to keep these items separate?

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Are you working on another movie inthe same fla?
If so, click on the folder image at the bottom of the library.
Give the folder a name and then drag the stuff into it from the rest of the library that you want to keep separate

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I created a new project and wanted to create a similar effect to what i ahve done before but just want to keep the items seperate...
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sorry, I don't work in projects....(so I probably can't help).
Maybe the answer is don't work in projects:) (I'm sorry, I don't know the answer to you q re projects...
hope someone else can help.
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Whats the difference vs creating a project in FLASH vs just a document and some action script.  i figured it was a way to keep stuff org'd but...
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I don't disagree - it must be a way of organising stuff - I have done simliar in other programmes - just not flash - if you want I will take a look and see what I can find re your question - (I am just not claiming to be an expert regarding this - I was hoping someone else might pop in and help out:) The biggest difference would be of course the libraries available to you automatically - but how they work I haven't investigated.. I will try and look tonight.

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Actually having finally had a brief look at it - it seems that there are these pros for it
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organisation of files
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version control (looks like it hooks up with dreamweaver/ftp to upload files directly - pretty nifty)

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but it really doesn't doesn't seem much harder than using your own file system and your own ftp to upload. It keeping track of what's uploaded /what'snew/whats old etc that can be the big pain.
Its probably more what youre comforatble with - if disorganised genius is the philosophy you subscribe to then do it the old way - else projects seem the way to go.

Down to your question - it is defintiely easy to delete a folder this way... but I don't know how to avoid it - I am still looking though - until someone esle comes up with the answer..
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I think because the file system used for projects is actually an xml file - it is not a true file system. You are not so much deleting files by clicking on the bin, but just removing them from the project. If you don't mean to do it, just rest the link by creating a folder and opening a file into it.

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I have been having a bit more in depth look at this project, organizing files (because im too organized!) and i noticed that in the libraries of my different forms, there are multiple tweens so i deleted a few and nothing happened in the timeline of my project until i deleted the one that it was "using?"  Does Flash create a new tween in the library every time you create one and maybe when i was working on this project, through the process of learning, I created and didnt use multiple ones?  Or does it...   I think i just answered my own question.  If you create a tween and then hit undo, as i sometimes do... it doesnt delete it from the library...  ah ha...  Think thats how i ended up with multiple tweens in the lib... Better pay attention to that and label stuff better!
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