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Copying an uncopyable file


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#1 access2godzila

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:39 AM

So, I have come across this little problem of an uncopyable file, whose solution I can't find anywhere else.

I was watching one of those videos on Youtube, when, I opened %temp% folder, and found fla*.tmp file (* = a string consisting of numbers and/or alphabets). Out of curiosity, I tried to copy the file, but failed, because I had no permissions to read the file. However, if the flash plugin closes down (or is even made to crash), the fla*.tmp files are gone! That leads me to believe that it's created by the flash player (but how it manages to delete the file even when it's made to crash amazes me).

What I can't understand is this: I am an administrator, but how come I don't have permission to copy a file , that isn't even a system file?

And is there any method by which I can copy the file?

Many thanks in advance.

Edited by access2godzila, 20 April 2012 - 04:40 AM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

first let me say ,i didn't know how to copy the file eithor so a i Goggled it ,and in 5 seconds had this little program as an option .and i think the reason it gets deleted is its only a temp file of the flash video you are viewing online ,so online source gone, temp file gone
http://www.nirsoft.net/articles/copy_flash_flv_temp_file.html

Edited by caperjac, 20 April 2012 - 05:36 AM.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 08:19 AM

OR

You could use a flash video capture browser-add on to capture and save the YouTube videos you're trying to get onto your computer.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:34 AM

Thanks to everyone for the help.

Meanwhile, I remembered that GMER could copy "uncopyable" files.

So, I watched a full video and used GMER to copy the file from %temp% over to my thumb drive, and it worked!

(Verify if fla*.tmp file is created when the video starts, if it isn't created, use http://www.youtube.com/embed/<videocode> or http://www.youtube.com/v/<videocode> as the URL and try again).

But this method makes me look like a masochist, so I'll go with Nirsoft's program.

i think the reason it gets deleted is its only a temp file of the flash video you are viewing online ,so online source gone, temp file gone


I don't think so, because then crashing the flash player would have kept the file. If you use firefox, you can check this by killing plugin-container.exe while watching a video, which simulates a crash.

Anyway, as long as I can download files, it's okay.

Edited by access2godzila, 20 April 2012 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

Thanks to everyone for the help.

Meanwhile, I remembered that GMER could copy "uncopyable" files.

So, I watched a full video and used GMER to copy the file from %temp% over to my thumb drive, and it worked!

(Verify if fla*.tmp file is created when the video starts, if it isn't created, use http://www.youtube.com/embed/<videocode> or http://www.youtube.com/v/<videocode> as the URL and try again).

But this method makes me look like a masochist, so I'll go with Nirsoft's program.


i think the reason it gets deleted is its only a temp file of the flash video you are viewing online ,so online source gone, temp file gone


I don't think so, because then crashing the flash player would have kept the file. If you use firefox, you can check this by killing plugin-container.exe while watching a video, which simulates a crash.

Anyway, as long as I can download files, it's okay.


i use a firefox plugin called Download Helper and it works great .
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

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