This is a problem I always had using 5 and MX on Macintosh.

I'm building a run of the mill flash file over the course of a couple weeks. Always saving it, closing it, opening it, nothing out of the ordinary.

All of a sudden, I open the file and a graphic or movie clip is just gone. On the stage, the little white square shows where it used to be. If I try opening the libabry item to edit it, the whole stage and timeline area is just gray.

Then if I try to delete the screwed up library item, flash crashes and quits. Next time I open the file, I'm no better off.

Has anybody else had this problem? ANy idea of what's casuing it. I've tried cranking up the memory, thinking it was just a display problem, but no luck there.

Thanks for your help.
Eric