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Opening an FLA file

An FLA file is a Flash source file that contains all the animation and graphics. To manage this file you should have Macromedia Flash MX 6 or higher installed on your computer.

To open an FLA file in Macromedia Flash editor you should select “File/Open” from the top menu and browse to the location of your FLA file. A simpler way to open your file is just to drag and drop it from your file browser to your Macromedia Flash editor window. Also, if FLA files on your computer are based on the Macromedia Flash software, you can just double click it in your file browser and this file will be opened and ready to use.

Note: If you see the “Missing Font Warning” alert message, it means that you have not installed all the fonts included in the package. To get more information about font’s installation read the Working with fonts section.

Opening an FLA file, 3.0 out of 5 based on 5 ratings
  • John Visser

    when I try to open the FLA file, a window asks me for the password, which I supply, and it then continues to opens up my Macromedia Flash 8 program but not the actual template. I can view the template as a SWF file but it does not allow me to make alterations?
    Can you please help

  • Pacorro372003

    FLA files don’t exist in some templates.

    • Anonymous

      Fla files are provided only in templates with flash animation. In some templates the animation can be created using jQuery(.js files) or SwishMax(.swi files )

  • ME

    yeah !!!! FLA files don’t exist in EVERY flash templates which i downloaded.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure where you downloaded flash templates. All flash templates that are offered by our company are provided with the FLA file

  • Mailmusicivrus

    there are no fla files in any of flash templates…………

    • Anonymous

      I’m not sure where you’ve got the templates. Templates offered by our company can not be legally downloaded for free and they always have source files (FLA, PSD etc) included

      • Maurermr

        The free templates from your website do night include the .Fla files.

        • Anonymous

          Please make sure you downloaded Flash templates. Only flash templates contain FLA files. FLA files are located in the sources package.