Yes, I've looked through most (if not all) of the previous threads that come close to matching my scenario, but none of the recommended solutions work inlcuding deleting preferences, launching from a different user account, removing the SING folder, etc.
I have a early 2011 MacBook Pro running 10.6.8 (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-co re-i7-2.3-17-early-2011-unibody-thunderbolt-specs.html) but with a 500 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. I was able to run all Adobe CS 5.5 applications without problem until recently. As of today, Illustrator and InDesign quit unexpectedly before the splash screen even appears. Photoshop and Acrobat launch without problems. I did not install any software updates or modify the laptop in any way since before the apps were working.
I had the exact same problem about a month ago and after trying several of the options above, I finally backed up my files, wiped the drive, re-formatted and re-installed Snow Leaopard from scratch, re-installed all my apps and tried running InDesign and Illustrator and they worked again...for about three weeks. Now I'm back where I began.
InDesign 5.5 crash report (http://pasteit.com/18257)
Illustrator 5.1 crash report (http://pasteit.com/18258)
InDesign 4.1 crash report (http://pasteit.com/18259)
When I came across the thread about the crashes with Lion on 2012 MBPs, I thought it might have been related to my issue since I originally had Lion installed. I had to revert back to Snow Leopard in order to run PTI's FusionPro 7.2 software which is not Lion compatible. But then I learned that my laptop is a 2011 model so maybe that's not it either.
Any ideas that I haven't tried? Anyone else have a similar problem? I am currently using open source software (Scribus and Inkscape) until I can come up with a solution that does not involve wiping my hard drive every 3 weeks.
FusionPro does install a plugin for InDesign although the app ran without a hitch for 2-3 weeks. Illustrator has no custom plugins. I just tried launching InDesign minus the custom plugin though with same results.
I do use Linotype's FontExplorer X.
I just cleaned the font caches (using FontNuke) and retried InDesign without luck. After reviewing the linked crash report, I may mess around with removing files with "CoolType" in their name from the InDesign contents. What do I have to lose? Ha!
You are correct! Fortunately I did not delete anything. Only moved them. They are back now but with no working app. I retried opening the app from both the primarey admin account and the guest account but both crash with similar reports. I can't think of anything out of the ordinary that I could have done in the past 48 hours since the last time I had InDesign open and working...
As a side note, the last time this occurred, I went so far as to uninstall Adobe CS and reinstall. The result was the same -- crash on startup for InDesign and Illustrator but not for Photoshop and Acrobat. When I wiped the machine, reinstalled the OS and all my apps/data, it worked again. For three weeks. As best I can tell, neither Adobe or Apple has updated thier software on my machine since the last time I had both apps working.
So I just restored my system to a July 2nd backup as Peter suggested, and the two apps are working again!
Now what do I do to figure out what caused the problem between the 2nd and the 10th so that I don't have to restore my computer every other week?