Help me please!
My animation, that has taken to much time to re-make, has crashed. I think. It says that the file might be damaged, and I cannot open it (the timeline is blank). I have re-started my computer, and re-installed Adobe Animate. Nothing works. I have tried to re-name the file to .zip (which I have seen in some example, but it did not help, I think I did it the right way).
What am I supposed to do? Is it really lost?? I have saved it soo many times, even if it didn't save it yesterday, it should have saved the version from two days ago, or four days ago, but there is nothing there!
you should have backup files. i know you probably don't but with all projects made with all software (and especially animate) you should append a version number (that frequently increments) to the file name. eg, for project1.fla i use project1_v000.fla, project1_v001.fla etc.
you can also look to see if animate created an auto backup for you (if you did not disable that in the preferences).
Users/<username>/Application Support/Adobe/<animate/flash version>/en_US/Configuration/
properly trying to recover a corrupted fla requires, renaming to a rar, use winrar to repair, renaming the repaired rar to a fla and trying to open the repaired fla. that usually fails but my seat-of-the-pants guestimate is that it works 5%-10% of the time. (and using a zip instead of a rar may work as often.)
in the future, re-read the first paragraph.
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Adobe\<animate version>\en_US\Configuration what am I supposed to do with this? I am new to this...
"you can also look to see if animate created an auto backup for you (if you did not disable that in the preferences)." Where?
i listed the auto backup locations for win and mac.