Well, you seem to have gone through the usual trouble-shooting procedures already.
Have you verified if the application file itself may be locked?
Have you restarted the computer after repairing permissions?
Permissions problems can be very frustrating.
Don't know if this will correct your problem, but give it a try:
In Finder, go to Applications > Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Contol-click on folder.
From pop-up, choose Get Info.
Do the same for the actual application file that's contained within the Adobe Photoshop CS5 folder.
Check/correct settings as shown below.
Hope that helps.
Since you're having problems with InDesign as well, check permissions on your Applications folder.
Message was edited by: Rick McCleary
Thanks for the relpy!
c.pfaffenbichler: Yes, I checked all related Photoshop files for permissions. All appears to be in order as far as i can tell.
And yes, I always reboot after a permissions repair. Thanks or asking!
Rick, everything in Finder checks out. Nothing locked.
One thing though... I tried opening PS under a local user account.
And guess what... PHOTOSHOP OPENED! Which leads me to believe we have a PERMISSIONS problem on our hands.
Indesign still crashed though.
On top of all this... our Macs are joined to Active Directory. AD bind. Which also means MOBILE Accounts.
So who knows what and where something is getting blocked.
The local account is an ADMIN account. My user MOBILE account is also and ADMIN account.
I'll keep digging. Somethings definitely up!
Sounds like a network problem. Yuck.
From what I understand, AD manages identities and permissions over the network.
Could this be the source of the problem?
re: InDesign crashing
Is ID resident on your machine? Or are you opening it over a network?
If it's resident on your machine, you may want to try rebuilding the disk directory (with Tech Tool or something similar).
Sometimes the disk directory becomes corrupted and loses track of where all the application's assets are resulting in a failure to open.