Adobe Updater CS3 Quits On Launch

by danhon

A project at work has had me spending a not inconsiderable amount of time in Illustrator and Photoshop CS3, and the one thing (well, not the one thing. There are many things) that has been driving me absolutely insane was Adobe Updater CS3 quitting on launch. Every. Single. Time. I’m now immune to Adobe Updater has Unexpectedly Quit dialogs.

There is, it appears, a fix. Open up a Terminal window and run the Updater as sudo:

sudo /Applications/Utilities/Adobe\ Utilities.localized/Adobe\ Updater5/Adobe\ Updater.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe\ Updater

This appears to be an incredibly brainless permissions problem. Sigh.