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Try removing the font Franklin Gothic as this has worked for many users who were experiencing Flash crashes.
Even if it isn't this particular font causing the problem, I would look closely at your fonts. Perhaps try moving them all to a folder on the desktop and then re-introduce a few at a time until the culprit is found.
Thank you for the extremely helpful answer. Franklin Gothic itself does not appear to be the font culprit, but one of the way-too-many fonts in my user fonts folder certainly was. I dragged all of them to a folder on my desktop and re-opened Flash. Voilà! No crash. Of course, the font I used in the .fla I opened wasn't available, but that's easy to resolve.
My problem appears to have been solved. Thanks again.
wow after looking everywhere this was the culprit. I just deactivated all the fonts I was not using. Eventually found out it was using a font from a drive that was no longer hooked up. Crashing flash on launch. Thanks for this!
hi,mightyj how to deactivate all the fonts?
There are several ways to temporarily or permanently disable fonts.
A very simple way is to restart your Mac in Safe Boot mode. Hold the shift key down as your Mac starts up. Among other things, this disables all but the system fonts.
Read more about that here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1564
You can also open the Font Book app and selectively disable fonts. Highlight the fonts you want to disable, and go to Edit > Disable...
(This assumes you use Apple's Font Book and not some other font utility.)
I suggest reading more about that here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2509
You can disable groups of fonts at a time. Then open Flash to see if the problem persists. If it does, then the problem font is in that group. Activate a few fonts at a time, eventually finding the font or fonts that are causing the crash.
You can also drag fonts out of the Fonts folder in your user's Library folder, but I suggest trying these other two methods first.