What happens when you try to open the program without the drive mounted?
What happens if you set the number of recent files to display to 0?
Thanks a lot for your reply.
If I don't mount my share drive, my Mac keep asking my password of my share drive, the screen is exactly like you press command K and connect. If I keep pressing cancel, Indesign still launch, but the system won't give up and keep asking my password........very scary!!!
I tried to set the recent files to 0, but I got no luck.....
Once again, thank you very much!
I did replace the Indesign preference before with your easy method, i.e. Cmd + Ctrl + Opt + Shift. I got the confirmation prompt and it did replace the preference for me, but I am afraid that it didn't fix my problem.
After I got your latest reply, I performed the manual preference replacement that you mentioned on your article, but stupid me, I got no luck too.......
Please let me explain more my workspace and workflow. Actually, I always create our own Indesign files for our projects and always put all of my files including Indesign file to my share drive instead of local drive, I didn't have any problems so far. However, if my memory correct, my Indesign acted strange after I got a batch of Indesign files from my client in UK (not 100% sure though, sorry), their file setting is total difference from mine, I can tell by the difference "Workspace", but I am not sure if it is a problem.
On the other hand, after I had this problem. I found my Indesign lag sometimes, since the server is sitting next to my seat, I can tell that once I got lag on my Indesign, the server hard drive is sleeping and try hard to wake itself up. It seems something (Indesign system component???) that required for Indesign startup is accidentally stored in my server instead of my local hard drive, that's why Indesign requires my share drive when it startup, make sense???
Sorry for the long post and thank you very much for your help
I'm afraid I don't know what this problem is at this point. Sorry.
No!!! Thank you very much!!! So far, you are the only one in this forum willing to help me.
Hopefully, if anyone experienced my problem. Please drop a note here and that will be great!
Have a very good day.
Have you tried to create a new user account on your computer?
Thank you very much for your reply. I tried to create a brand new user on my Macbook, but again, I got no luck.......
However, this time is a little difference, Indesign can startup successfully, even the system still keep asking my share drive password (please take a look of my screenshots and please forgive the system language, sorry).
I bet no one consider that my problem fixed, but it is a big step forward in my opinion. And you lead me to start consider if it is actually my Mac problem instead of Indesign problem, but well, only Indesign has this issue so far, I really can't ignore if there is a chance for any imperfections of Indesign.
If anyone have insight on this, please give me a hand on the other side of earth.
Have a very good day
I am sure this post is in deep down of this forum and seems no one has the same issue like myself. However, just in case if anyone has the same issue, I would like to offer my finding here.
Lets get to the answer at the beginning. Someone or myself put an alias of a font in my Indesign font folder, that's why everytime I open Indesign, I have no choice but have to link to our network share drive. Once I removed the alias, everything back to normal.
It is no doubt it is my carelessness. However, I did find the font folder in Indesign is very useful, if you need to open hundred of difference Indesign files from difference sources or from difference projects a day and don't want to use any third party font management tools.
I hope the information can help
Have a very good day