Adust the user permissions of the folders mentioned. Right-click --> Info --> Users
I have tried this solution but no luck. Ive also uninstall and reinstall AE several times as well but all I get is the same error message each time I launch the application.
Go to your /Users/TheBeast/Library/Preferences folder and rename the Adobe folder to AdobeOLD and try relaunching AE.
This will remove all of your preferences, but it should fix the permissions issue. You can copy files back into your preferences folders if you need to.
Jaeda: Did Michael's reply solve your problem?