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I have re-installed CS4 into my new desktop and when I try to open existing CS4 files I first get the "Missing Plug Ins" notice and then the "Cannot Open File" below and the files do not open. Newly created files open properly. Any suggestions on how to correct this?
Those errors are typical of trying to open a file created in a later version of InDesign. That said, CS4 is unsupported under Windows 10.
However, if you'd like to post the file in a dropbox folder, I'll be happy to try and open it here.
No, these files are indeed CS4 files and had previously opened correctly in Windows 10. I've loaded the InDesign program I had originally purchased from Adobe onto a new desktop when the problem began. I appreciate your willingness to attempt to open the file but it is not one, it's numerous ones now and in the future.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard that…but fine.
No matter what you think. Give it file through dropbox/yadisk link here and somebody who can help and be here online will convert to you from new version to idml. Than you will can open this idml and save as your version indd.
Listen Bob, he can't say some bad))
I greatly appreciate both your suggestions and offer of assistance. Again, this is not for one file but for several and then others I may need in the future., Thank you.
I have the same problem, and would very much appreciate some help with converting my files to a newer version. Could somebody please take a look at the files in the link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1pzvgi7a_JUE2pPZTlCYQQaf8IhcIYn3s.
I have InDesign CS4, version 6.0. I would be so very thankful!
I have the same problem…
Hi sarak93 ,
that's probably not the same problem. 😉
Your InDesign documents were saved with InDesign CS6.
No wonder you could not open them with CS4.
Here a download link to the IDML files I did with InDesign CC 2015.4:
Oh, thank you so much! You just saved my life!
And yeah, you are right. It was InDesign CS6... That explains a lot.
Have a nice day, Sara
So can I remove the zip file with the IDML files?
Yes, please do!
What happens when you create a new file in CS4, quit, then reopen that file?
I have no problems opening newly created CS4 files only those prior to removing CS4 from my old laptop and reloading and re-registering it and onto my desktop. It seems many older files will not open however I've checked others and they do open properly. The ones that do not open show the "Missing Plug Ins" notice and then the "Cannot Open File" pop ups.
Would you be willing to share those files? Just post the INDD files to Dropbox/Google Drive and share a link, either here of via DM.
your document began its life with InDesign CS4; it was saved the last time this morning with InDesign CS5 (MENA).
See both red arrows:
FWIW: I opened the document in my German InDesign 2021.
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