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CS5 no longer opens in 32bit mode.

Feb 28, 2012 9:48 AM

Tags: #cs5 #mode #32bit

I ran MacKeeper the onter day and it actually fixed all my woes, however, when I went to open Photoshop, it only opens in 64bit mode.  Could be a coinsidence.

I quadroople checked that it is selected to open in 32bit mode in the "Get info" window and re-booted many times, but I can't get Photoshop to open in 32bit mode.

I was hoping that there is something I am missing before I have to reinstall.

Thanks for the help, if there is any to be had!

 

 

Mac 10.6.8

CS5

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 28, 2012 10:10 AM   in reply to jrmcdeath

    Are you saying it just fails to open, or that when you're trying to open it in 32 bit mode the 64 bit version opens instead?

     

    ONLY if the former (Photoshop 32 bit just fails to start), read on...

     

    Many of the preferences are separately maintained between 32 and 64 bit versions.  Possibly the best next step would be to clear the preferences for your 32 bit version to defaults.  Press and hold Control - Shift - Option immediately after launching the 32 bit version.  If you're quick enough, it should prompt you to delete the current preferences.

     

    Note that preferences are not cleared by reinstalling.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 28, 2012 10:33 AM   in reply to jrmcdeath

    OK, ignore my advice to reset preferences.  That doesn't apply.

     

    You'll need a Mac expert on this one, I'm afraid.  I only do Windows.

     

    -Noel

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:14 AM   in reply to jrmcdeath

    No problem. 

     

    Please allow me to ask one more really basic question though...  Have you completely Quit any 64 Photoshop application that was already open before trying to open it in 32 bit mode?  It will only open one or the other, and if one is already running it will just activate it, no matter whether you try to open the other.

     

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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 28, 2012 11:31 AM   in reply to jrmcdeath

    jrmcdeath wrote:

     

    I ran MacKeeper the [other] day

     

    I have heard via private message from an old acquaintance, Ramón Castañeda, that MacKeeper (possibly AKA Mac Defender) may be a form of malware, and he suggests visiting the following links:

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16779834#16779834

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4650

     

    -Noel

     
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