I use InDesign every day, have had my Macbook since September and have had no problems with opening the program at all until about 2 weeks ago. It pops up with the opening graphic with all the licensing info, and about 5 seconds later a window opens saying 'InDesign quit unexpectedly', along with loads of text about threads, frameworks and the rest. (A copy of the text is available at InDesign Crash Info - Pastebin.com in case anybody can somehow pick something out of this!)
I've tried resetting all my preferences and reinstalling the whole of CS6. I've also had a problem with fonts in the past so I've deleted all my additional fonts and now only have the default font library. The only way I could get it to work is by setting up another user account, and now it opens properly but only when using this account. It's just a pain in the *** having to keep switching between user accounts all the time! I wasn't sure if there may be a quick fix to this rather than having to transfer all my files, preferences etc from one account to the other and basically starting a new account from scratch.
Any help would be super appreciated.
According to the crash report you still need to update InDesign to the latest patch(8.0.2 for perpetual license, 8.1 for subscription).
If that alone is not enough, delete or rename the two preference folders from your old account (see Replace Your Preferences for where to find them) and copy the same folders from the new account.
I'd deleted the preferences and sort of done half of that but didn't think about replacing all the files with the ones from my new account! Worked a treat, thank you so much!