How do you recover an autosaved file?

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Jan 05, 2022 Jan 05, 2022

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I was about to save an animation I have been working on for really long, but as it saved, Adobe Animate froze my whole screen. I resorted to "turning it back off and on again" since I know nothing about technology, and now it's gone. I had to be an idiot and not save so now I'm relying on auto save to undo my mistakes. 

I work in Adobe Animate 2020

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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Hi.

 

I'm sorry about this.

 

There are basically three things you can try:

- Search for the auto-recovery FLA files that Animate creates like described here;

- Try to recover deleted files from the file system in the Recycle Bin / Trash or by using softwares like Recuva;

- Decompile the most recent exported SWF.

 

Please tell us if any of these methods could solve your problem or if you still need help.

 

Regards,

JC

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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1. I found a recovery file using the directory path given, but when I tried opening it, it had an error while opening

erroropen.png

 I thought maybe where the file was mattered so I used the original file but it had an error again

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2. I found the Recuva software and started it. It has scanned my PC and now I have a long list of files that I might want to recover, although I don't know which files / filetypes to recover.

3. I don't know what "Decompile the most recent exported SWF" means. Keep in mind I only started using this app a few days ago, so to say I'm a beginner is a massive overstatement. Please help.

Thank you

 

 

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Jan 06, 2022 Jan 06, 2022

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Hi again.

 

1 - If the FLAs have more than 0 KB, try renaming them to .zip and/or .rar and use WinRAR or another similar archiving program that is capable of recovering damaged files;

2 - Search for all .fla files;

3 - In this context, decompiling is creating a FLA from a SWF. Sothink SWF Decompiler is the best. There's also one called JPEX.

 

I hope some of these tips work.

 

Regards,

JC

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1. Renaming didn't work. Compressing into .rar and .zip didn't show up on Animate>File>Open. Dragging them into the window didn't work, double-clicking them didn't work.

2. Recuva searches for the names of the files, not the filetypes, at least I think so when I tried it. Searched for:

fla

.fla

untitled-2(the name of the file I'm trying to recover)

untitled2

untitled_2

untitled 2

untitled

3. Where do I find the SWF file I have to decompile to FLA? Is there a free alternative to Sothink SWF Decompiler? Where and how can I download JPEX? I found a link, but I don't know how to download it.

Thank you for helping

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