Ok, I changed the name(s) of the files and re-started InDesign.
I was able to open a "test file.ind" and it opened fine.
I then tried to open an older version of the file that I am sure is not damaged, but it did crash InDesign yet again.
I also had tried opening a totally different InDesign file that I have been working on a few weeks ago, and it also crashed InDesign.
Any other suggestions?
You may need to empty the recovery folder again after each crash..
Any plugins? Font Manager? Have you tried trouble-shooting the fonts?
Emptying the recovery folder makes sense to me....as far as the plugins, font manager, I'm not sure if that would be the problem.
Of course, at this point, I'm striking out. I don't know how or what to do about plugins...do you have specific directions?
Because of the deadline, I'm having to start over on my project. I think instead of building the pages in InDesign, I'll build in Photoshop and place the Photoshop files into InDesign.
I can't remember ever having this problem and I've used InDesign for many years. I am on the monthly plan and have the latest versions of everything.
Third-party plugins are not always compatible with new versions of ID, and removing them for testing can be diagnostic.
Do upi have a crash report? You haven't told us the OS, but if it's Mac, post the report on Pastebin.com and provide a link to it here.