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- right-click (ctrl+click on mac) the .fla file you want to download.
- in ie, choose "save target as..."
in netscape, choose "save link as..."
- put the file wherever you like on your system.
help for macintosh users
if you're on a mac, and you can't open a downloaded .fla file, the file has probably lost its resource.frk that tells flash what kind of file it is. here are several ways to fix the .frk:
alternatively, you can use resedit to fix the frk:
- from flash choose file>>open.
- from the open menu select "All Files" (not "All Formats") from the "List Files By Type" file menu.
- select the downloaded .fla file and open it.
- select "Save As" to restore the resource fork.
or you may want to try FileTyper to do the same thing.
- download resedit from apple's site. install and launch it. then:
- open the fla file in resedit
- do get file/folder info. you'll see "type:" and "creator:"
- the type and creator both should have a 4 digit code, if they are missing, or appear as ????, go to next step.
- change the type to "SPA " (including the space, but not the quotes. use upper case.)
- change the creator to "MFL2" (remove the quotes. use upper case)
finally, if you're working on osx, you can fix your file association like this:
thanks to macromedia's brad bechtel for the osx instructions and to michael kay for the "Save As" instructions.
- select any file with a .fla extension.
- choose file >> get info (cmd+i)
- from the pulldown (where it says "General Information") choose "Open with
- if flash isn't listed there, choose "Other..." and navigate to where the
- flash application is located.
- once flash is selected as the default application, click on "Change
- All" to associate all .fla files with flash.