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LIB file indl crashes Indesign

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Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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Hi,

A library file indl that crashes Indesign. Is it possilbe to repair this file? Thanks. I use the newest version of Indesign. 

In the link you will find the file. 

https://we.tl/t-Z0KtAl39Ml 

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021
Hi Harm5EA4, do you know what happened to the library file? Was it open while you were working on a document when InDesign crashed? Did you send a crash report? Also tried to open the file with my German InDesign 2021 on Windows 10. InDesign crashed. Opened the library file with Notepad++ on Windows. I think, that a large part of the code is overwritten with garbage. So: no chance to repair it to a reasonable state. Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Hi Harm5EA4,

do you know what happened to the library file?

Was it open while you were working on a document when InDesign crashed?

Did you send a crash report?

 

Also tried to open the file with my German InDesign 2021 on Windows 10. InDesign crashed.

Opened the library file with Notepad++ on Windows. I think, that a large part of the code is overwritten with garbage.

So: no chance to repair it to a reasonable state.

 

InDesignLibrary-CodeOverwrittenWith-NUL-all-over-the-place.png

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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Hi Uwe,

Thank you for your response. I was working in Idesign with the file open. My colleage wanted to look also in the file on antother Mac. She gets the error. After closing the file and reopen i get the error. I have a backup file saved so i'm good. 

Lessons learned, don't open the same lib file. I switch over to the cloud. 

 

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Hi Harm5EA4,

don't change your workflow! Still use library files.

 

You could lock a library file with File > Information if you want to make sure that no-one will make changes to the file itself.

 

Hm…

Or, perhaps better, store your assets as InDesign snippet files with suffix *.idms and share the idms files using a server and files and folder hierarchy. In fact an InDesign library file is only a container format for snippets.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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