Adobe Community Professional, Aug 11, 2021Aug 11, 2021
Laubender • Adobe Community Professional, Aug 11, 2021Aug 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 )
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.
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.
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.