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Make Adobe CS apps run on case-sensitive volumes Apps
For anyone who, like me, has yet to upgrade from Photoshop CS to something newer, and is getting an error dialog on launching Photoshop CS on their case-sentivie volumes, here's a possible solution. The dialog complains that the CS app "Could not complete your request because certain required files were not found in the Adobe Photoshop CS Required folder. Please reinstall Photoshop to restore these files..," and here's the solution.

Navigate to Adobe Photoshop CS.app » (Control-Click and choose Show Package Contents » Contents » Resources » asn. In that folder, there should be a single file called PS.SIF. Rename the file to PS.sif, and Photoshop should now launch. The same thing needs to be done to ImageReady to get it to work. Note that I've only tested this with Photoshop CS and ImageReady CS, which are the only two CS apps I have. I can't speak for whether it works on any of the others.

It seems like a bit of a shame that Adobe couldn't take the five minutes to rewrite their installer app to name the file correctly, and save the rest of us a lot of wasted time.

If you're looking for another solution for a different piece of CS (ex. 2 or 3) software, for which this doesn't work, you could try out the make a disk image to install Creative Suite approach, which should, as always, still work.
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Make Adobe CS apps run on case-sensitive volumes
Authored by: Jeseth on Jul 07, '08 08:02:53AM

Unless I'm mistaken, this no longer works with CS3 (nor does the disk image workaround). When I originally received my copy I had setup OSX to be the case-sensitive, journaled file system, and tried everything I could to get it to install. The installer repeatedly said no, and would not let me install to any other location.

Note that it has been a while, and I could have easily missed something because I was so frustrated at Adobe for not supporting a case-sensitive file system. If it weren't for my familiarity with Photoshop and need for Flash I would look for alternatives and never turn back.



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Make Adobe CS apps run on case-sensitive volumes
Authored by: barryjaylevine on Jul 09, '08 06:26:25AM

Why use case-sensitive volumes? "file" and "File" are different so you can't even move both to a non-case-sensitive volume essentially eliminating compatibility with 99.9% of all other Macs and PCs.

Seems like someone complaining about his head hurting when he bangs it against the wall.

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Thanks so much
Authored by: raveneyes on Feb 24, '09 10:21:08AM

I thought I was going out of my mind... I had to restore my entire MBPro from backup because my disk went fubar, and when I did I couldn't get CS to run any longer. I went to Adobe's support only to be told the apps are no longer supported... Adobe's user forums said the apps aren't compatible with 10.5... Only here on Mac OSX hints do I find the right answer... I formatted with case sensitive.

PS... this works for several widgets that don't respond when you switch to case sensitive.



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