reset your preferences -
after effects: http://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/preferences.html
Thanks for the follow-up.
I went to ~/Library/Caches found the Adobe Indesign Caches>Version7.0>en_US and trashed the contents.
Restarted and it froze again.
Earlier I had tried the patch CopyIconRsrcsPrompt1 but that didn't work.
I was a beta source for CS6 Photoshop, so if you need help creating an image in Photoshop let me know, for your help, I owe you one! LOL!
Speak/type to you soon,
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