My InDesign CS6 is crashing like mad. AND I am finding DBSharingShield files on my desktop. Along with files that look like they are suppose to reopen aftr a crash. BUT MY ORIGINAL FILES ARE CORRUPTING, AND I AM HAVING TO SAVE NEW FILE NAMES. If I don't I am screwed. Is this InDesign???
I just installed the patch. I will have to see if this works, but I have wasted a lot of time and had to redesign projects today, twice. Is there ANY way for InDesign to auto-backup??? I have another program that does that and it is quite helpful.
InDesign constantly backs up recovery data in case of a crash. If that data and the original file are not corrupt, any files that were open at the time of the crash should reopen ready to resave from the last recovery data write.
Please tell us your OS, and what, exactly you were doing at the time of the crash. We cannot help you if you don't provide detailed information.
I am using MacBook Pro with OS 10.8.2. What I was doing at both times today was I hit Command S (save), that is it. That is when I noticed I was getting the DBSharingShield and a similar one, DBSharingShi3520-473697190 (numbers were different every one when I tried to reopen) on my desktop?? This just started happening. I have been seeing them show up over the past week and watching it to see where it was coming from and just today was it made evident to me that it was InDesign.
OK, Mac should be creating a crash report. Please post the crash report on Pastebin.com (NOT here) then post a link to it here. We may be able to isolate a cause from the report.
It's a bit odd that the DBsharing files should be on the desktop. I would expect them to be inthe user library, I think. You might want to trash the prefs (see Replace Your Preferences) and also dlete the other files in John's list at Adobe Forums: InDesign crashes at startup
The files you need to find are hidden in your version of OS X, so if you don't know how to access them, see Access hidden user library files | Mac OS 10.7 Lion
I am using Lino FontExplorer X. I went through and removed any conflicts. Then it crashed again just now. Above is the link to the crash report. This is getting crazy. The file I had open went corrupt and I could not retrieve. Had to start over again.
Your intial crash and this crash are because of different reasons, Your latest crash log route to the Protective shutdown of InDesign.
~/Library/Caches/Adobe InDesign/Version 8.0/en_US/InDesign Recovery/ProtectiveShutdownLog
You might want to upload it to http://pastebin.com/ as well to know more about the crash.
However a bit of the detail of your workflow when ut currently crashed could also help.
I am not connected to a server, just the wifi of our office. The file is on an external hard drive that is plugged into my laptop. I saved the file when it crashed.
Try copying the things you need from the external drive to the local hard drive and work locally. It may be a problem with either the external drive, or the connection to it.