I migrated my User account to a brand new iMac this weekend with OS 10.9.2. All CS5 apps work fine except for InDesign. It always crashes after "Initializing plug-ins" stage. The last of many crash reports is at the end of this message. I've searched online and a lot of people have had similar problems put they haven't resolved the issue:
1) I updated Java for OS X 2013-005. No change.
2) I've tried dumping the InDesign Defaults & SavedData files as suggested, but this doesn't help either. Interestingly, the SavedData file was recreated but InDesign Defaults never gets replaced. I had the same issue with InDesign a couple of years ago when I upgrade the OS to 10.6 and this resolved the situation then.
3) I've resolved any font conflicts.
4) As my older iMac is sat next to this new one and it still has my original user account and had I upgraded the the OS to 10.9.2 in preperation of giving it to my partner, I decided to do a comparison. I opened InDesign to see if it crashed too. After a long time, it opened! It opens files and I can save. I've even copied the entire en_GB folder within Library/Preferences/Adobe InDesign and used that on my new Mac, but this doesnt help. (By the way there is a Version 4.0 folder there as well as a Version 7.0. Could this cause issues?)
So, does this point to an issue with the brand new iMac? It's a 27" iMac 3.2 GHz Intel Core i5 with 12GB preinstalled, so it has had 4GB added to the standard 8GB by the retailer (costco).
I would appreciate any help resolving this issue. Thank You.
Here is the last crash report:
Process: Adobe InDesign CS5 
Path: /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5/Adobe InDesign CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS5
Version: 220.127.116.113 (7040)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd 
Responsible: Adobe InDesign CS5 
User ID: 501
Date/Time: 2014-04-08 08:36:31.138 +0100
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.2 (13C64)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: BEA65817-1B32-83C0-5494-E72D47AA481E
Sleep/Wake UUID: 6C86D3E4-D918-4DD8-8A2D-39D2AE368ADF
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x000000000000002c
VM Regions Near 0x2c:
--> __PAGEZERO 0000000000000000-0000000000001000 [ 4K] ---/--- SM=NUL /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5/Adobe InDesign CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS5
__TEXT 0000000000001000-0000000000005000 [ 16K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Applications/Adobe InDesign CS5/Adobe InDesign CS5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe InDesign CS5
Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 dyld 0x8fe66105 ImageLoader::isLinked() const + 11
1 dyld 0x8fe63883 NSLinkModule + 103
2 libdyld.dylib 0x903ca146 NSLinkModule + 88
3 com.adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x1101fbc8 TINglue_version + 792
4 com.adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x110205cf TIN_Startup + 177
5 com.adobe.InDesign.Font Manager 0x10fa6109 GetPlugIn + 17705
6 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x010511b1 0x1038000 + 102833
7 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x01051acb 0x1038000 + 105163
8 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x01060386 0x1038000 + 164742
9 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x01070c0d ShuksanInit(IStartupScreen* (*)(), IPlugIn*) + 23101
10 ObjectModelLib.dylib 0x0106c234 ShuksanInit(IStartupScreen* (*)(), IPlugIn*) + 4196
11 com.adobe.InDesign 0x00002822 main + 82
12 com.adobe.InDesign 0x000027a6 start + 54
Message was edited by: Peter Spier