Bizarre Flash problem

By pjfarr
Nov 13, 2007
  1. I'm using Flash 8 and have no problems at all with the program itself. However, it seems that any folders with Flash project files in them (namely .fla, .flv, .swf, , .as, .html) will lock up from time to time (i.e. can't delete or rename any files therein) and I won't be able to close the folder. I end up using the Windows Task Manager to kill the folder. I can still, however, open the files themselves and drag them around the folder.

    When this happens, no other open folders/apps are effected. Just the folder in question. Bizarre, isn't it?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

  3. pjfarr

    pjfarr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Hi - thanks.

    It's not the Flash player, but the Flash program. (The player is up-to-date.) The program is what I use to create Flash interfaces and/or web animation for the net. Each of these projects is in its own folder, with the accompanying files/filetypes (as mentioned before).
  4. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Sorry, I misunderstood. If you're using windows XP, the Event Viewer is very helpful finding the causes of mysteries like you have. Are you familiar with it?

    Control Panel Administrative Tools> Event Viewer> Click on System & Apps, one at a time on the left> look for Errors on the right> right click error> Properties> note description of error, Event# and Source.

    There is a "copy" button below the up/down arrows. Click that, then go to any place that allows you to type (ie. notepad, wordpad, this board) and you can paste (use CTRL-V) the entire event details there. It makes for easy reporting of the event.

    Or you can use these sites:

    If you want to paste the Event here, you do not need to include the lines of code that follow the Description- but paste all else. You will be looking for Error that occurs at the time of the problem. Please ignore Warnings.
  5. pjfarr

    pjfarr TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Hi "Bob"

    Thanks for the tip. I'm a fairly experienced PC user, but I'd never heard of the Event Viewer. Interesting info there. I'll check it next time this issue pops up.

    Thanks a lot.
  6. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    You're welcome. Take a look there- you'll likely see Errors in red for the times those files locked up.
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