I'm running OS-10.7.4 on a 2011 MBP.
About every 3rd time I try to open a document created in a previous version of InDsign I can the endless spinning breachball.
Force quit works but then, I must re-launch holding down shift key to tried to prevent InDesign form restoring from back up which alway causes a freeze.
Is there anyway to stop InDesign from trying to restore.
Or is that the fix for the unstable nature on InDesign CS5.5 and CS6?
Manish's advice is to treat the symptom causing the hang. To prevent ID rom doing an automatic recovery after a crash or force quit, empty the InDesign Recovery folder.