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Error Msg "unable to initialize backing library: lib:PlugPlugExternalObject"

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Apr 06, 2021 Apr 06, 2021

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PS is giving me this error msg twice everytime I click on a tool/choose one/select a layer. It's not that great fro productivioty,. I didisntalled/reinstalled Ps, but to no avail…

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Hi

I get this error when clicking anywhere when using Photoshop. It comes up three times them disappears until I click somewhere else.

Can anyone explain the problem, please?

 

Thanks

 

 

Photoshop 23.2.1

Mac Configuration

Model: iMac21,1

OS Version: macOS 12.2 (21D49)

Graphics chip: Apple M1

Memory: 16 GB

 

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Explorer ,
Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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I still have this issue despite several updates. No-one has answered my original post. Please respond or I will be ditching Adobe for good.

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Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Same problem

 

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 05, 2023 Jul 05, 2023

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I was suffering the same problem "unable to initialize backing library: lib:PlugPlugExternalObject", after switching to Mac Silicon.

 

Here's the fix that worked for me:

  • (macOS) Users/<user name>/Library/Preferences/Adobe Photoshop <target_version> Settings
  • Inside that folder, look for "tw0001.dat" and delete it or rename it to tw0001.dat.OLD (it's used for some old extension that is no longer required)

 

Cheers
Matt

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Explorer ,
Jan 17, 2024 Jan 17, 2024

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Me, too constantly, to the point I am using photoshop Beta most the the time, because I don't get that crazy annoying pop-up

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