Everytime I click "File" my spinning wheel goes out of control,spinning maniacally for at least 2 mins straight. I jut upgaded to El Capitan and then updated all the Adobe CC apps as well. THis has never happened before. I also uninstalled InDesign and then reinstalled it but nothing. Same issue? Anyone else? This really puts a bump in my workflow!
THANK YOU! This helped (deleting the preferences). I was about to go nutso.
Deleting the prefs is probably only a temporary fix in this case as one of the things it does is empty the recent files list, but as that gets rebuilt you'll likely see the beachball again.
A better solution is to edit the ID prefs and set the number of recent files to display to 0.