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Mac or Windows, and EXACTLY which version of the operating system?
Recent Mac AND Windows operating systems have been known to cause "odd" problems
Are you using a computer Administrator account with full read/write permission?
Exactly which version of the program do you have that is causing problems?
What is the exact error message that you see?
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You're right. Sorry. Just had to let off some steam first I guess. Thank for the response. I am using Windows 7. During my conversation yesterday with an Adobe support chat it was suggested I try creating a new user to ensure that I am truly administrator. So now I most definitely am, and I'm still having the same issue in this new user. There is no error message. I simply click on the program icon and it doesn't respond (it gets highlighted as if it were clicked on, but nothing happens after that). It's totally random. Every time I restart my computer the issue is with a different program. I use Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere on a daily basis. I also noticed that when Photoshop does open, no preferences get saved. For example: When I use the shortcut G, and select the bucket tool, next time I click G the bucket should be selected by default, but the program returns to its default in which the shortcut G means Gradient. Hope that was clear...
Any clues to what the issue may be would be greatly appreciated.
Moving this discussion to the Photoshop General Discussion forum.
Out of curiosity, will the programs open if you right click on them and choose "run as administrator" ?
I tried running as administrator, but it still doesn't work. All the programs seem to be problematic on and off, but After effects is the most consistent.
I have the same problem. BUT...I am using a Mac!