Recovering corrupted autosave

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Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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I was working in Animate 2021 (Windows) and it crashed - I lost my file and hadn't saved it (I know, I know) but I'd seen it autosave while working on it. After I reopened Animate it didn't prompt me with a recovery file as it usually would, so I found it in the config folder but when I try to open it I get the 'There was an error opening file 'x'"

 

I assume it was corrupted as the program crashed mid-autosave. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks

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Feb 17, 2021 Feb 17, 2021

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usually not.  but ~10% of time you can rename that corrupted fla to a rar>repair it using winrar>rename the repaired rar to a fla>try opening the fla.

 

note:  if the fla is ridiculously small no sense bothering.

 

learn to save your fla with an increasing version number appended to its name.  eg, project1.fla>save as project1_v000.fla>next save as project1_v001.fla> next save etc

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Thanks for the response. I did find something about using rar files when I googled my problem originally, but I can't work out how to change the file format - usually I can do that just by renaming it, but there's no .fla on the file name to rename where I usually would.

 

Any idea how I do that? I know chances are slim but it's worth a go if I can get it working!

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Feb 18, 2021 Feb 18, 2021

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Hi.

 

If you're on Windows 10, open Windows Explorer and check File name extensions under the View menu.

 

For more approaches that may help recovering the FLA, please read this answer:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate/lost-my-work/m-p/11783444#M339958

 

Regards,

JC

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Brilliant thanks so much

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