"the objectmodel.dll plug-in conflicts with objectmodel.dll"
I get the above error message when trying to launch ID CS 5.5 . I searched my computer for the offending dll file which I found to be located in
However I do not understand that a dll located in discrete locations could conflict with one another between different versions of ID running on the same OS.
I also renamed it to objectmodel.dll.old and then tried to launch ID CS 5.5 at which I got an undecipherable error message. I then renamed the file back to its original name and now ID CS 5.5 won't launch at all.
Where did I go wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.
Hi Peter. Yes it did work. I then installed CS6 and hadn't used any version of ID for quite some time. I only just found out about this launch failure because I had to create an interactive PDF which was most easily achieved with the tools in ID CS5.5 . Instead I used ID CS6 which launched without incident. I am quite surprised that one would launch but the other not. ID files are known for not being backwards compatible and if you do save to a previous version I think there are limits to the versioning it goes back to. I haven't looked closely in a while. It's not like Photoshop though in terms of compatibility across versions.
I supect the CS5/5 has become corrupt, but in order to fix it I think you really should uninstall CS6 first, then uninstall CS5.5 and run the clean tool (CS Cleaner Tool for installation problems | CCM, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3) and reinstall in version order. Uninstalling an older version after installing a new one can have some bad effects, as can reinstalling an old version after a new one, hence the need to do both.
I was afraid you'd say something like that. I was wondering if before I try to nuke my system is there a preferences list that I can reset, similar to what users frequently do with Illustrator preferences?
I guess I shouldn't have held my breath after all. I submerged underwater and did not catch any fish in solving this problem using your Preferences Replacement link. (I may not have followed all of the instructions though. It was a lengthy article). I went into the Local and Roaming folders and renamed Defaults and Saved Data by appending ".old" to the filenames.
I discovered that I could launch CS4 but not CS5 nor CS5.5 but I could launch CS6 . Maybe that will point to the heart of the problem though I don't know what that problem could be. I will not yet uninstall and reinstall all of my CS versions since that will take quite a tremendous all-day effort which I can't do right now.