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A fix for Photoshop 'Program Error' when opening fiiles
Authored by: john_dough on Dec 03, '03 04:39:53PM
Instead of rebuilding your entire library:

Go to Home-Library-Application Support-Adobe and move it to the trash
Then goto root-Library-Application Support-Adobe and move it to the trash.
Finally goto Home-Library-Preferences and move "adobe Photoshop 7.0 Paths" and "Adobe Photoshop Settings" to the trash.

Empty your trash.

the only downside is that you lose all of your adobe settings support for Illustrator, InDesign, etc. But not as many as you would think, as most of these apps settings are kept in the application folder.

But mostly you don't have to reset all of your Finder and other app settings.

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A fix for Photoshop 'Program Error' when opening fiiles
Authored by: aalegado on Dec 03, '03 05:45:26PM

I actually did the first and last deletions listed and this did not cure the problem. I think I resisted deleting the items /Library because that one is, I presume, system-wide in scope and Photoshop worked fine if I logged in as another user on the same machine. This implied a user-specific configuration issue hence I only looked at configuration files in /userhname/Library.

I wish I had tried this just to see if it would have done the trick.

I was following a thread on Adobe's Photoshop support forum and people were suggestion wholesale reinstallation of the application and, when that failed, the entire OS! Scary.

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