Get Back FLA Files on Windows

FLA is a document format used by Adobe Flash (also called Macromedia Flash), a multimedia application that can create vector image consisting of animation, graphics, etc. FLA file is accessible only by Adobe Flash application and not by the Flash player. This editable FLA project format file cannot be executed or played as normal image or video files. Hence contents of Flash files are frequently exported to SWF file (saved with .swf extension), which is a compressed file format and it can be viewed from FLA file whenever required. However, FLA Flash files are very prone to corruption and loss instances. Thus, many Adobe Flash users have faced critical times while using FLA files and lost crucial information from the FLA project file.

Given below are few instances that could result in loss of Adobe Flash FLA files:

  • Accidental deletion of FLA files from system hard drive using shift-delete keys
  • Formatting the storage media on which Flash file .fla is saved
  • Removal of FLA file along with infected files by unreliable antivirus tool
  • File system corruption of the drive holding FLA file, due to which the file will become unreachable along with all other data
  • Damage or loss of partition in which FLA files reside, due to virus intrusion, wrong procedure of repartitioning or creating new partition, etc.
  • Other instances like hard drive crash, OS reinstallation, reformatting errors, etc. can all result in removal of FLA files from system

When FLA files are gone, off course users will lose crucial information like image, vector graphics, animations, preserved in that FLA project document. Hence it is very necessary to hold multiple copies of any important flash file. If you have already lost or erased necessary FLA file on Windows PC, then here is the simplest way to get back such lost FLA file.

Approach to retrieve FLA files:

According to professional data recovery experts, document project format files like FLA can be recovered only with the use of preeminent file recovery tools. One such outstanding program is Yodot Photo Recovery tool. Built with excellent restoration factors, this software is capable of executing successful FLA file recovery after any loss or deletion scenarios on different versions of Adobe Flash program. Along with FLA files, this media file restoration software can regain photo files like JPG, IMG, PIC, PSD, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP, ART, TGA, DRW, WPG, EPS, PSP and many others. This software can even bring back videos, audio files, RAW images and other documents of various types from cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, iPods, memory cards and other gadgets with ease. The tool excellently retrieves media files from system hard drives, portable hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards and other storage devices. This software is built to function on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS based PCs and laptops.

Steps to rescue Adobe flash files:

  • Download Yodot Photo Recovery software on to your Windows system on which FLA files are lost
  • Install and run the utility with the help of given instructions
  • In main screen, click on Deleted Photo Recovery option if you wish to recover erased FLA files
  • Else click on Lost Photo Recovery option if lost flash files are to be restored
  • Then click on next button and choose the partition / drive from which FLA files have to be regained
  • Next select the file types that you wish to retrieve back; you can also add new file types to the list by clicking on Add file type
  • The software performs a scan on selected drive for lost or erased FLA files
  • A list of restorable files will get displayed according to Data View / File Type view order
  • View the selected files by clicking on Preview button and then proceed to save them
  • Give target location on system drive or on other external storage device and click Save

Necessary Tips:

  • Flash files contains crucial information so have multiple backup of these files
  • Do not erase any FLA file without confirmation
  • Make use of proper methods while editing these Flash files on your Adobe Flash application
  • Update the Adobe Flash version on regular time intervals to avoid irregularities in its working