Why am I getting this error message when I try to test a clients swf file from a fla file....Error creating SWF movie file Be sure the destination file is not locked or on a locked drive
How do I fix it? I've gotten this before and dont remember what causes it.
save the fla with a new name, use the default swf name and retest.
I am encountering the same problem, getting the "Error creating SWF movie file. Be sure the destination file is not locked or on a locked drive. Also, check that file name is not too long."
I've tried all solutions mentioned in here but nothing works. Help please!
Just downloaded your file, mate.
Exports a SWF just fine on my win 10 machine.
Thanks for your quick respond n__tilcheff.
Sorry, I should have explained my initial intention. I actually need to export it as a video file (.mp4), so I tried to do File > Export > Export Video/Media > Quicktime. I'll then convert the .mov file to .mp4 with AME.
I could do the File > Export > Export movie > SWF but that won't get me an .mp4 file unfortunately.
Any idea how else could I export that animation into .mp4?
Hi again, mate!
What you can do and what has always worked for me is to export and PNG image sequence, from which you then render an MP4.
This can be done in Premere, AfterEffects, possibly even in AME or any other video application.
A long time ago I posted detailed explanation here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/animate/export-issue-stops-mid-export/td-p/10424361
Just read the whole topic for a full picture.
Hope this helps!
Thanks again for your prompt response, Nick!
Yeah, I was hoping there could be another solution rather than exporting as hundreds of PNG images.
I guess that is the only solution.
Alright, that will have to do. Thank you, Nick!
after this i press publish
what could i do
i can't read that error message, but try:
1. save your fla to a new folder on your desktop
2. click file>publish settings and make sure the output name contains no path symbols (eg, slashes)
3. click file > publish
any problem? (a non-existant path in 2 is a common issue.)
Ran into this issue for the first time today.
I followed kglad's instructions on saving .fla to a new folder, adjusting publish settings, and then clicking publish. The .swf file is successfully created in the target location.
Then, when I go to Export > Video/Media, I select a the folder where the .swf file was successfully created. When I hit "Export" I receive the error message described above: "Error creating SWF movie file. Be sure the destination [...]"
Some screenshots to illustrate, in case this helps support solving the issue:
Publish Settings > Flash(.swf)
Publish Settings > HTML Wrapper
Update: I experienced the same issue with another file I created, but a third one I created exported without issue.
I cannot guess at what might have resolved the issue in the last case.... I changed nothing about my Publish Settings, and did not do anything differently outside of what's in the keyframes. One Layer features a jpeg I copied from the Internet-- that's the only discernible difference to me.
it shouldn't cause a problem using a swf name different from the html name, but it indicates you change default/suggested settings.
I know I can always count on kglad! It took a couple of tries, but it works now. Thanks!
Back again, trying to open this fla file from client, yesterday I saved it with new name and today it is locked again, the new name is too! I have saved it under different names as suggested yesterday, also on external harddrive, but nothing will open it! Any tricks to this? Maybe I should delete everything and re download it?
I figured it out, I clicked on default names at the publish swf screen, that worked.
Same problem here, nothing mentioned works.