Lost my work

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Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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Hello!

I wanted to work on my animation today, but when I opened the file, scene1 (with all my work in it) was deleted and replaced with an empty scene2 although the file was still 150mb. Fortunately I still had an older version and only lost about 5 seconds of animation. I also had an .SWF file with the last 5 seconds still in it. I put the last 5 seconds from the .SWF file in the older version as an .MP4, but when I saved the file under a different name, closed and reopened the "fixed" file, I got another error telling me it couldn't open the file.
Is there something going on with Adobe Animate I should be aware of? Is there also a way I can recover an old save from Animate that still has scene1? I should also add, I'm currently working on a computer with Adobe Animate 2019 on it. The computer is quite old and the newest version isn't compatible with it.

Kind regards,

 

Iris

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Hi.

 

I'm sorry about this.

 

There are basically four things you can try:

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

- Rename the .fla to .zip and/or .rar and try to recover it using WinRAR or another similar archiving program. Then rename the file back to .fla;

- 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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