FLASH PROJECTOR FILE: HOW TO OPEN?

mikebatho

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My friend emailed me a file today to look at. Its a FLASH PROJECTOR.

It's come through as an unidentified file, plain white with the folded down corner.

What do I need to open it?

My friend can't understand how it's come through, and thinks it may have corrupted, but he sent it twice & it's come through the same both times.
 

varmit

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mikebatho said:
My friend emailed me a file today to look at. Its a FLASH PROJECTOR.

It's come through as an unidentified file, plain white with the folded down corner.

What do I need to open it?

My friend can't understand how it's come through, and thinks it may have corrupted, but he sent it twice & it's come through the same both times.
It might have had its extention strip, so if you just add the correct extention (by just adding ".something" at the end of the file name, it will ask if you want to use this extention), like ".swf" or whatever the flash projects file is before being exported as a swf, the file itself should be fine. Also, is this a Mac to PC transfer, or Mac to Mac? Note, without quotation marks.
 

mikebatho

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Ermmmmm....

Don't know what the extention would be.

Its a flash file, that's all I know, but I don't use Flash personally.

I've just texted him to see if he can tell me .???

But I think he's wining & dining his mrs......
:)
 

superfunkomatic

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Jan 6, 2003
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calgary, ab canada
you're likely correct an e-mail strip.
try putting an ".exe" extension on it, that's how (director - edit i mean flash) creates self-contained projector files. warning - make sure it's from a reputable source just in case it contains nasties - especially if you are on a windows machine.
 

timdeleware

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Jul 13, 2004
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Detroit, MI
flash projector files are wholy enclosed applications
on win it has the extension .exe and on mac it is an app.

however they often do not survive the email transfer, it is usually
best to compress them before sending so that your email gets it as a zip or sit
instead of as an application
 

superfunkomatic

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Jan 6, 2003
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calgary, ab canada
mikebatho said:
adding .app or .exe doesn't help.

I'm useless at stuff like this......
as mentioned above have them send it as an archived file like a .sit (stuffit), .zip file. hopefully that will make it through to your e-mail, although many corporate IT weenies will remove those filetypes from e-mail too. worth a try though.

also make sure when they send the file that they have included the file extension in the file name, that way it won't get lost in translation as well.
 

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