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CS6 InDesign does not launch, gives a series of issue messages.

Mar 7, 2013 4:00 AM

Tags: #crash #indesign_cs6

I faced an issue to launch InDesign when opening an earlier file. Then as a fresh launch also it gives the same errors.

It finally crashes, sometimes with a message that appears it could recover, by the time one can respond to it, it crashes!

The sequence of screens is added here, with transliteration.


First Message:


C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe InDesign

CS6\Required\GROUP.RPLN is either not designed to run on Window

or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the

original installation media or contact your system administrator or the

software vendor for support.


Second Message (after OK from first message)


Cannot load the EPS PAGE ITEM.RPLN plug-in. It is dependent on the

GROUP.RPLN plug-in, which failed to load. Please check

documentation for the GROUP.RPLN plug-in.


Third Message (after OK from second message)


Cannot load the PDF.RPLN plug-in. It is dependent on the EPS PAGE

ITEM.RPLN plug-in, which failed to load. Please check documentation

For the EPS PAGE ITEM.RPLN plug-in.


Fourth Message (after OK from third message) | When I was attempting dirct launch of an InDesign file


Do you want to start automatic recovery?

Click Yes to begin recovery.

Click No to delete recovery data for all documents.

Click Cancel to postpone all document recovery until later.


Last "hopeful message" that still crashes! Notice both are in the same image!



All help appreciated! Thanks.

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 7, 2013 5:27 AM   in reply to IdamIndia

    Do I understand correctly that you had a crash, and you get all of these messages when trying to reopen ID? Or does this only happen when you try to open a particular file? If only when trying to open that file, are you opening ID first and using the File menu, or are you double clicking a file in Explorer or Bridge?


    At the very least it looks to me like you had a crash and the recovery data for an open file is corrupt. I would try moving the InDesign Recovery folder out of your user profile, or rename it, or just delete everything in it, then try to launch ID normally. If you still get the first two errors, try a System Restore to a point before you started having trouble, but if that also does not work it means the plugin is damaged and you should reinstall.

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    Mar 7, 2013 6:46 AM   in reply to IdamIndia

    To expand what Peter said already please drag the recovery folder to the desktop. Navigate to the location "C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Adobe\InDesign\Version 8.0\ and then drag the folder en_US to the desktop. Relaunch InDesign and test for crash. Then re-install if the issue still persists.

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    Mar 8, 2013 4:39 AM   in reply to IdamIndia

    You'll probably never know what caused the problem.

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