I don't have an answer, but I'm having the same exact problem. Just wondering if you found a solution. Thanks!
Did you ever sort this out? I have exactly the same issue with CS4. Everything has been publishing fine for years - then out of the blue this has happened.
When I log in as another user it publishes and runs OK. I can also publish OK from my Macbook (same software). I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the complete CS4 suite and I also deleted the preference files etc - again, no change.
I have no idea what else to try. It's driving me mad!
Unfortunately, I never did get to the bottom of exactly caused this issue. I spent a whole day trying to figure it out, including posting on various help forums and phoning around other colleagues.
At the time it was essential that I had Flash back up and running so in the end I decided it was going to be quicker to back up everything up format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system. So that is what I did. After a morning spent reinstalling OS X and Adobe creative suite I was back up and running.
After I had the OS and Creative Suite installed I checked everything worked OK in Flash and it did. I then installed all applications I required for my work.
After installing each one I checked for the problem again but I never replicated the problem again.
I put it down to one of the applications I installed the day the problem started but as to which one and what was causing the problem I have never been any the wiser.
Sorry I couldn't be the bearer of better news.
- control-click on the published .app file, and select "show package contents"
- open the "contents" then the "resources" folder
- there should be an .swf file in there. Re-name it "movie.swf"
- close everything and try running the app
that's the workaround I used. You have to do this every time after you publish.
Let me know if it works!
Thanks for the tip. I also posted to another thread I found http://forums.adobe.com/message/3235399 and am currently trying a suggestion there to trash/empty trash of the projector files in question. My Trash is pretty full so it's taking a bit of time to do a complete empty. I will then create a simple file, publish and see what happens. If it still doesn't work I'll def give your suggestion a go. After that, I will have tried everything short of doing a complete reinstall of the OS like @$tressedSric.
@$tressedEric - sorry to hear you had to go through all of that hassle. This is certainly a weird problem! I'll let you know how I get on.
Just to let you know that the projector still didn't work after completely clearing my trash. So, I then tried your method of showing package contents etc and it works - so thank you very much.
There was no swf in my contents at all, so I just need to remember to publish a swf as well as the projector, make sure it's named movie.swf and drop it in. It's such a weird problem, and really frustrating. This hack will at least save me a lot of time as I won't need to log in as another user or transfer files back and forth from my Macbook. Maybe one day it will magically work again by itself!