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Missing Plug-Ins: InDesign CS4

New Here ,
Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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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?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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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.

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New Here ,
Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 12, 2018 Apr 12, 2018

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If I had a dollar for every time I heard that…but fine.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 13, 2018 Apr 13, 2018

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@danw79986262

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))

Remember, never say you can't do something in InDesign, it's always just a question of finding the right workaround to get the job done. © David Blatner

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New Here ,
Apr 18, 2018 Apr 18, 2018

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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.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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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!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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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:

Dropbox - INDD-CS6-Exported-to-IDML.zip - Simplify your life

Regards,
Uwe

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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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

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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So can I remove the zip file with the IDML files?

Regards,
Uwe

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 19, 2019

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Yes, please do!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 18, 2018 Apr 18, 2018

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What happens when you create a new file in CS4, quit, then reopen that file?

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New Here ,
Apr 24, 2018 Apr 24, 2018

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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.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 24, 2018 Apr 24, 2018

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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.

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New Here ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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שלום חברים מישהו יכול לעזור בפתיחת הקובץ הזה

ואיך אולי אני יכול לפתוח אותו במקום עבודתי למרות אי תאימות גרסאות

להלן התמונה שמראה לי בעת ניסיון לפתוח את הקובץ

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אני עובד עם גרסה Cs4 בביתי

ובמקום העבודה קיימת גרסת Cs4 אך חסרים לה תוספים 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Here you go. You have one week until this link expires.

 

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgbhG1cmUkawtaxE4GfsSAJ3KNE-0Q?e=ukDBlM

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Hi,

your document began its life with InDesign CS4; it was saved the last time this morning with InDesign CS5 (MENA).

See both red arrows:

 

DocInfo-LastSavedWith-MENA-InDesign-CS5.png

 

FWIW: I opened the document in my German InDesign 2021.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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