5 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2013 4:45 AM by SGIAD

    CS3: Error "Licensing has stopped working" | Mac OS with Lion Upgrade




      My trusty Adobe Photoshop CS3 has quit working with the upgrade to Lion on my Intel iMac.


      Specifically, when I try and launch it now I get "Licensing for this product has stopped working. You cannot use this product at this time. You must repair the problem ..."


      I went to this site for advice: http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/error-licensing-stopped-mac-os.html


      I followed Solution 1: Delete the FlexNet Publisher preferences folder

      It didn't work.


      Now I'm trying Solution 2: Run the License Repair Tool

      I get to step 5g and type:

      sudo python /Volumes/LicenseRecovery\ 11.6.1/LicenseRecovery/LicenseRecoveryLauncher.app

      I enter my PW.

      Then I consistently get an error that reads:

        File "/Volumes/LicenseRecovery 11.6.1/LicenseRecovery/LicenseRecoveryLauncher.app", line 1

      SyntaxError: Non-ASCII character '\xfe' in file /Volumes/LicenseRecovery 11.6.1/LicenseRecovery/LicenseRecoveryLauncher.app on line 1, but no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for details


      Can anyone help? Thank you very much!