I tried uninstalling InDesign, once I figured out how to do that with Creative Cloud that is (it's not an option in the Adobe Application Manager - which I think it should be).
Anyway, after uninstalling and reinstalling, the error is still there.
I also tried Peter's suggestion to remove the InDesign Defaults and InDesign SavedData and have them recreated but that didn't work either. I even tried the cmd-ctrl-opt-shift method to delete the preference files and still I get the "Cannot open resource file" error.
I thought that it was just a glitch since if I click "OK" in the dialogue box InDesign seems to open fine and then even let me open up a document that I had been working on in InDesign CS5.5.
Even though the document opened fine, as soon as I click on a text field, any text field, InDesign crashes.
I tried three different documents and it does the same thing.
It didn't crash when I selected a graphic or an embedded pdf but it does as soon as I click on any text field.
Does that help narrow down what the resource file error is?
By the way, I can open InDesign CS5.5 just fine (same computer) with no resource file error and it does not crash when I select a text field, so the issue seems to be strictly with CS6.
Firstly, I created another user account on my Mac and when I log into it and open InDesign CS6 - I do NOT get the "Cannot open resource file" error. Secondly, I opened the same document as before and when I click on a text field InDesign does NOT crash. It appears that the error is somehow tied to my main account although I went through the process to delete and recreate the InDesign Defaults and InDesign Saved Data files as I described before.
I pasted both the Apple crash report and the Adobe crash report on pastebin.com as you suggested.
Here are the links:
Adobe crash report link: http://pastebin.com/MkuPtcqj
Apple crash report link: http://pastebin.com/GzV4k1jF
I hope this info helps.
Thanks for your assistance with this.
OK, that it works in a new account is diagnostic that there is a problem with the other account. Removing the prefs normaly will fix this, but in some cases you need to do a bit more.
Log in on the original account again. Delete the prefs files manually again, then delete the files from the list you find at Adobe Forums: InDesign crashes at startup. Note that this list refers to the USER library.
Also, go to http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5466 and download the InDesign 8.0.1 update and install it, then relaunch ID and for good measure use the keyboard shortcut to remove the prefs again.