January 4, 2010

How to Fix Adobe Updater Could not be started error

This error presented itself with Adobe Photoshop CS2 (version 9.0 and 9.0.2 after updating manually.Some time it appeared in windows vista and Windows 7 after fresh installation.
Here's a screenshot of the error message

Steps to Fix Adobe Updater Could not be started error

Open the file at C:\ProgramData\Adobe\Updater\AdobeESDGlobalApps.xml in a text editor.
The contents of the file look something like this:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<AdobeUpdaterRegistrationManager> <Application appID="photoshop9-en_US-RET"> <DisplayName>Adobe Photoshop CS2</DisplayName> <InstallPath>C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\</InstallPath> <IsEnabled>1</IsEnabled> </Application> </AdobeUpdaterRegistrationManager>
Modify the following line


so it reads
and then save the file. You should no longer see the error message when you start up Photoshop. Note that you'll need to check the Adobe website for future updates to your Adobe products, but since the updater wasn't running anyway it wouldn't have updated itself anyway. for more information Visit link below Adobe Photoshop Help

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