Having trouble opening old CS Indesign files in the new CC version...and ideas??
Been working in the new CC for at least a month. All of a sudden when I try
to open files from previous versions of indesign in CC I am getting a
message that says "the file is already open by another user" or "you don't
have permission to open this file".
I am working in windows and these particular files that I am having trouble
with were created on a mac in an old version of indesign. But I have always
been able to open them and work with them until i upgraded to CC.
I'm having the same problem having upgraded to Apple's Mavericks OS and Adobe InDesign CC, I can no longer for open files saved from 2001 in an early version of PageMaker/InDesign.
I get the dialog box which says," Cannot open the file 'xxxxx'. Adobe InDesign may not support the file format, a plug-in that supports the file format may be missing, with a file may be open in another application.
I have not seen a plug-in and the file is not open another application. So apparently Adobe InDesign CC is not compatible with some of the earlier versions of Adobe InDesign.
So far the only workaround I have found is to use on an older computer with Adobe InDesign CS6 (and Apple's Mountain Lion OS), open the file and then save it as a CS6 version. I can then open it in Adobe InDesign CC and then save it again in this new version. A bit tedious, but it does work.
Perhaps someone from Adobe has a better solution.