All you can do is delete the recovery data and try to open the last saved version. The recovery data is not accessible and editable by you. See InDesign crashes upon launch while attempting to recover a damaged document
no i didn't think of that. although with Adobe syncing prefs I wonder if that will interfere. different prefs I know so I'll give it a go.
OS X MacBookPro11,5 Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27)
InDesign 22.214.171.124 (the steaming pile build)
well I spent the hours creating a clean user account and transferring over dropbox and all the other utilities, new suitcase user and fonts all that. about to start working and came back here and read this so I tried removing those two files as directed.
seemed good for a few minutes (hey ten minutes without a crash was like heaven!) but then I made a font change to a para style and that crashed it. and again. and again. going to try the new user account. wish me luck.