The File Extensions Database

.FLA File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .FLA file?

.FLA is Adobe Animate Animation

An FLA file is an animation project created by Adobe Animate, a program used to draw and publish interactive animations. It contains graphics, video, text elements, audio, and other assets. FLA files are often saved as .SWF files for use on the web as they are viewable in most web browsers with the Flash plugin.

When you open an FLA file in the Animate environment you will see five main parts. The environment includes a stage that shows the visible area, a timeline that controls the timing of the elements, a tools panel that contains tools for working with elements in the project, a property inspector that displays information about elements, and a library panel that stores media elements.

NOTE: Animate was formerly known as Flash, which was originally developed by Macromedia but then merged with Adobe in 2005. Flash became Animate in 2016.

Programs that open Adobe Animate Animation
Adobe Animate CC 2018
Adobe Animate CC 2018

How to solve problems with FLA files

  • Associate the FLA file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any FLA file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.FLA files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the FLA file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .FLA is Adobe Animate Animation. Because only the current version supports the latest FLA file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .FLA is Adobe Animate Animation update.
  • To make sure that your FLA file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.