When I try to open a CS5 document, I get a slew of messages about out dated plug-ins recommending I try updating.
When I try updating vis the "Updates..." menu item in InDesign, Adobe Application Monitor launches but runs forever without any feedback and can only be quit via force quit.
So I tried downloading the latest update for both CS5 and CS5.5 (nothing disucsses whether 5.5 was a free or paid update so I thought I'd try).
When I try to run the installers Apple's Gatekeeper says they're damaged so I turned Gatekeeper off in Security & Privacy Preferences Pane.
Now the updaters run, but only long enough to open a blank Adobe Application Manager window which appears hung as nothing appears in the window, and it appears to be using no-CPU time in Activity Montior.
Here's my setup:
2011 MacBook Pro 15" with 16gb ram running a fully updated El Capitan
CS 5 Master Suite with InDesign 7.0.4
I also have a subscription to the Adobe Photographers Creative Cloud bundle for Photoshop and Lightroom, which shouldn't be relevant but perhaps there are daemons/extensions (there are a crap-ton of them) related to CC that are conflicting with CS's AAM?
Other Adobe app/suite/cloud related issues that might be a factor?
- I have Reader DC installed and it seems to work fine but some version of AAM runs once a day advising of an update to an earlier version of Reader but when I select to update, it fails.
- I have the latest Flash, but since before installing the CC items either the net installer or the special hard to find full offline installers fail with a simply "An error occured." The only way I can update is to locate each new offline installer, download that, uninstall Flash completely, then run the offline installer... For EVERY SINGLE FLASH UPDATE the past 4 years!
That plugin error means you are trying to open a file that is newer than CS5 (since that's the latest you have installed it's waht your computer will say all new files are).