Empty the InDesign Recovery folder and ID should start. Hopefull it's only the recovery data that 's corrupt, so you can still open the last saved version of the file (and good for you for saving before the export).
Hi Thank you for your reply, How do I empty the InDesign Recovery folder?
I have emptied out the recovery folder but the same thing keeps happening. The problem seems to only be with on file, everything else opens just fine.
Do I have to start again with the document? is there nothing I can do?
The recovery folder is empty and you can start ID normally, correct? But when you then try to open the file that crashed it crashes again? Is that also correct?
If it is, then it sounds like the file was damaged in the original crash. I would let ID try to recover the file once, just to be sure, though. So emepty the recovery folder again, launch ID from the Dock or the applications folder, then use File > Open... to open the file (and it won't hurt to choose the "as a copy" radio button in the dialog). If ID crashes, restart it without emptying the recovery folder one time. If it crashes again, the file is too damaged to open at all.
If it does open, immediately export to .idml, then open the .idml file and save as a new .indd with a new name (so you don't overwrite what you have now).
How much work is invloved in recreating the file? Do you have any older versions?
The recovery folder is empty and ID starts normally. It is just that one file that crashes ID.
I tried what you explained and I got this message 'Can not open "file name" the file "file name" is corrupted (error code 4)
I am assuming the file is too corrupted to be open and I will have to start again. Unfortunatly I don't have any older versions
Thank you for your help. I will attempt to recreate the file first and consider the recovery service.