[vet-mm] flash problem

Kevin Feely feely.kevin.k at edumail.vic.gov.au
Mon Jun 5 12:55:41 EST 2006

Hi Claire,
yep, just started to see something like that here. We run Xp on Novell 6.5
With flash kids will be ok then when some go to save they get "failed to 
save document" and cannot then save anywhere, even locally.
I have found if they save to a different folder with a different name 
they can get it saved.
Or when they go to save "Network drive not available" but then cancel 
and try again and its OK?

claire wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> I thought I had sent details of my strange problem to the list, but mustn't have? (report writing stress!!)
> Excuse the long post, but if anyone can solve or even logically explain what is going on, I'd be rapt!
> The problem is really random. Kids save work across the network to their home directory and 9 times out of 10, it's OK. But every so often, it will appear to save, they shut down or just go out of Flash and when they return to open the file, it is empty - looking at it in explorer reveals a file size of 0 Kbs.
> The size of the file, the amount of space in the home directory, the level of user, contents of the flash file, time of day, phase of the moon, the colour of your eyes.... seem to make no difference. It's happened to me as an admin level user- I make a tiny sample file to lodge on the resource drive for kids to examine and it saves as 0!!
> I've searched high and low and found some hints that others have experienced similar, references to using save as and save and compact, but neither option has helped.
> My work around has been to get kids to save to the Desktop ( a real NO NO usually) and then copy to home directory. Problem is, if they forget to copy, then they lose the work anyway as the desktop is cleaned each reboot.
> When they do this I've noted a strange thing also occurs - say they try to save firstly to home dir, file size shows up as 0, so they make no changes and save as to desktop with the same name and file is actually 40 Kb, copy desktop file to home dir and it says do you want to replace file (the one in the home dir) size 35 Kb-not 0 (which it really is) with file (desktop) size 40 Kb- so the phantom home dir file which has no content, is seen as being a different size to the exact same file saved to desktop. It's crazy!!
> Macromedia just say "no saving across network-tough" Maybe so, but I'd like to know why kids can save huge photoshop or audio files across the network, but a 30KB flash file is destroyed (but only sometimes)
> I can't believe that of all the schools, colleges and institutions across the world that use Flash, I am the only one that wants students to save across the network. Nuts!!!
>> In regard to saving on the Network...
>> What are you saving?  Where are you saving too?  What is the exact
>> problem you are having?            
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