I really need some serious help -- can't open my Indesign file. It says "Either the file does not exist, you do not have permission, or the file may be in use by another application." Been working all weekend to finish this project and I just don't know what to do now.
Here's the chronology of events:
1. I saved my document last night, but left the document open in Indesign and the computer on when I went to take a nap. When I Indesign crashed.
2. At reboot, when I tried to open the file (which is in an external drive), it prompted me with the recovery dialog box, with choices of recovering the data or document now, later or discarding the recovery. I chose none and just "x" the dialog box. I thought if I did that, it will open the file anyway. But no, it didn't.
3. I shut down that computer (I was working with CS4 in Windows 7 where this all happened. That Windows 7 is in Macbook with dual boot - OSX and bootcamp with Windows 7. )
4. I tried to open the file this time from my other Windows computer, but all it says is "Either the file does not exist, you do not have permission, or the file may be in use by another application."
I'm thinking the problem has got to do with my not dealing with the document recovery right after the software crashed. I'd like to know if there's any way for me to get that recovery or at least use/open the file that I have?
Please help and thanks in advance.
Thanks Daniel, I did just that yesterday and it didn't help. Still couldn't open the file. I remember reading yesterday somewhere that you have to do the recovery as soon as you reopen the program and the file. Ignoring that step or accessing your file from another computer makes the recovery impossible. Has anyone experienced this?
I'm thinking this is what happened in my case, thus no amount of recovery effort will bring back the lost recovered data.
It's not easy. I gave up hope last night and decided to just recreate the magazine, the deadline of which is today. The InDesign Lock file has advanatges, but it also has its drawbacks. Perhaps it would serve designers well if Indesign will have an option to turn that feature off.