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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.

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save the fla with a new name, use the default swf name and retest.

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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.

Barb

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Correct answer by kglad | Adobe Community Professional

save the fla with a new name, use the default swf name and retest.

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save the fla with a new name, use the default swf name and retest.

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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!

The .fla file is: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kD5v8XHblAoMXG-nz_vssfdXUBuKEu1Z/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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Just downloaded your file, mate. 

Exports a SWF just fine on my win 10 machine.

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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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?

 

Thank you!

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Hi again, mate!

 

I understand.

 

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!

 

- Nick: Character designer and animator, Flash user since 1998
Member of Flanimate Power Tools team - extensions for character animation

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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! 

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I know I can always count on kglad!  It took a couple of tries, but it works now. Thanks!

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you're welcome.

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Hi,

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?

Barb

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I figured it out, I clicked on default names at the publish swf screen, that worked.

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Same problem here, nothing mentioned works.

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