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Going Local

I noticed that a large number of people have the desire to load an SWF or other file into their Flash movie from a local drive. Perhaps they want to link to a file that they know will be on a user’s hard drive or want to load an image with loadMovie that they know will be on a local drive. There’s a right and a wrong way to do this. I see no point in telling you the wrong way, so just take a look at the right way next.

Any time you refer to a file on a local machine and you know its absolute path (location), make sure you place this in front of the path to the file. Think of it as http:// but intended for the local computer.


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