HELP!! When I open Photoshop CS3 it states "Could not initialize Photoshop because yo

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SchroederDoodle, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. SchroederDoodle macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    When I open Photoshop CS3 it states "Could not initialize Photoshop because you do not have the necessary access privileges".
    Also, InDesign crashes when trying to open it.

    I am running OS X 10.6.8
    The most recent task I did was a Mac OS snow leopard software update.

    I created a new user account and both Photoshop and InDesign work perfectly when logged into that account, but the problem is persisting with my old account.

    I tried, but didn't receive much help from Adobe...:mad:
    Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Have you tried repairing permissions?
    Applications->Utilities->Disk Utility
    Choose your sistem drive on the left and click the repair permissions button
  3. SchroederDoodle thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2012
    Yes, I tried repairing permissions.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not...
    A while back I set the permissions of my Macintosh HD to read/write and selected "apply to enclosed items" in an attempt to try and get all my folders to be read/write. After I did this I was having all kinds of popup warnings about such and such extension not working properly. Also, all my adobe programs wouldn't open and had a similar warning message to the one I'm having now. I don't remember how I resolved that, but eventually I got all those warnings to stop showing up. I also did something with terminal to reset the permissions back to their default... I hope that makes sense. :confused:

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