06 July, 2009

Adobe Photoshop CS Hangs on Load

One day when I tried to load Photoshop CS on my Windows XP box, it hung. I don't recall having it crashed on my prior usage. I tried killing the app, closing my other apps, and loading again. Still no help. I next tried rebooting; again no help.

After searching a bit, I found a solution within a thread on Photoshop 911. I removed all ".psp" files from the "Adobe Photoshop CS Settings" folder -- I just moved the files into a temporary folder. Photoshop recreate 3 files when I launched it:
  1. Adobe Photoshop CS Prefs.psp
  2. Favorites.psp
  3. PluginCache.psp
Depending on your specific XP installation, you may or may not find the "Adobe Photoshop CS Settings" folder in this location:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\8.0\Adobe Photoshop CS Settings
Where [username] is your login username.

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