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Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

Ok, so I am now on 10 straight hours trying to recover a file that has gone bad. The exact circumstances for the bad file are as follows:
I was working in indesign. I noticed that all my desktop icons had gone away unexpectedly, when I clicked on the desktop, It stayed in indesign. I tryed to force relaunch the desktop and nothing happened. I saved my work in indesign. Quit. and restarted the computer with a hard boot since I culd not see the desktop. The file was on the desktop when I restarted, however it and one other that  saved will not opem, both give error 5 messages. Please help. I was just putting the final touches on these projects that took over 2 months to build. Thanks in advance.

RE: Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

Solution 1: Update to Mac OS X v.10.2.8 or later.

You can download the update to Mac OS X v.10.2.x from the Apple website at http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/.

You can find information about upgrading to Mac OS X v. 10.3.x on the Apple website at http://www.apple.com/macosx/.

Solution 2: Re-create the InDesign preferences files.

Damaged InDesign preferences files can cause InDesign to behave unexpectedly. You can re-create the InDesign
preferences files to determine if the problem is related to them.

Note: Re-creating the InDesign preferences files restores settings to their defaults.

To re-create the InDesign preferences files:

1. Quit InDesign.

2. Rename the InDesign SavedData file and the InDesign Defaults file (for example, to InDesign SavedData.old, InDesign Defaults.old) in the following location:

[user name]/Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign/Version 3.0.

3. Start InDesign. InDesign creates new preference files.

4. If the problem persists, you can restore the original preferences by deleting the new files and renaming the old preference files back to their original names.

If the problem recurs after you re-create the InDesign preferences files, the problem isn't related to preferences files.

Solution 3: Delete adobefnt*.lst files.

1. At the Finder, choose File > Find.

2. Type Adobefnt.lst or Adobefnt05.lst or Adobefnt06.lst, select the system drive, and then press Return.

3. Delete all Adobefnt.lst, Adobefnt05.lst, and Adobefnt06.lst files found.

4. Start InDesign.

Solution 4: Install InDesign with base fonts.

Move fonts out of the Fonts folder in the Library folder before installing InDesign.

To disable fonts in Mac OS Font Book or move the fonts out of the Fonts folders and install InDesign, do one of the following procedures:

-- Mac OS X v.10.3.x:

1. Open a new window in the Finder and start Font Book from the Applications folder.

2. Click the triangle to the left of All Fonts.

3. In the Collection column, click Computer and then select all the fonts in the next column.

4. Click Disable at the bottom of the Font column.

5. Install InDesign.

Note: If steps 1-5 do not resolve the problem, repeat steps 3 - 5 for User and Classic in the Collection column.

-- Mac OS X v.10.2.x:

1. Create a folder on the desktop named Mac Fonts.

2. Double-click the Macintosh HD drive icon on the desktop.

3. Open the Library/Fonts folder.

4. Choose Edit > Select All, and then drag the contents of this folder (both fonts and subfolders) to the Mac Fonts folder on the desktop.

5. Restart the computer.

6. Install InDesign.

7. When installation is complete, move all of the fonts back into the Library/Fonts folder.

Note: If this doesn't resolve the problem, repeat steps 3-7, moving the contents of the [user]/Library/Fonts and System Folder/Fonts folders to the Mac Fonts folder on the desktop.

Solution 5: Remove prior installations of InDesign.

If an earlier version of InDesign is installed on the computer, or if a previous installation attempt failed, remove and reinstall InDesign. Deleting these files frees up hard disk space and prevents problems if the installer can't overwrite them the next time that you run it.

To remove InDesign files from a previous installation:

1. Quit InDesign.

2. Move files that you wish to save from the Adobe InDesign [version]application folder to another folder on the hard disk.

3. Drag the Adobe InDesign [version]application folder to the Trash.

4. Empty the Trash. If you receive a message that items are locked items and cannot be deleted, press Option as you choose Special > Empty Trash.

5. Restart the computer.

Solution 6: Install from within a new user account.

Occasionally, a user account can become corrupted and prevent the installer from accessing or creating the necessary files and folders. Create a new user account with administrator privileges, log into the new account, and then try to install InDesign.

To create a new user account:

1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.

2. Click Accounts.

3. Click the Users tab, and then click New User.

4. Create a new user account. Make sure to remember the new password and to give the account administrator privileges by selecting Allow User To Administer This Computer.

5. Click OK and close the Accounts window.

6. Choose Log Out form the Apple menu.

7. Log into the new user account.

Solution 7: Run InDesign in Safe Mode.

To start Mac OS X in Safe Mode:

1. Restart the computer, and hold down the Shift key immediately after you hear the chimes.

2. Release the Shift key when the Apple logo appears. When the Macintosh is in Safe Mode, the words Safe Boot appear.


RE: Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

Ok, I guess I should have stated that I am on OSX 10.4.1, and I have already reset the pref file in indesign, I also downloaded the demo of Indesign CS3 and installed it on a different machine and still can't get the file open. Please help....

RE: Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

...see if etech can help, i tried them on a CS3 file, but were not yet up to date on CS3, they may be able to help on CS2 however:



RE: Error code 5 - Please Help!!!

There should be a folder on your hard drive where InDesign automatically backs up all the files your working on in case of a crash. Do a search for .indd on your machine. They should in a very recongnisable folder which the name escapes me at the moment.

When I worked on the MAC the Disc Warrior program got me out of a lot of trouble. It totally rebuilds the hard drive and path structures of your hard drive. Maybe this will help. That's Disc Warrior.

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