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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ADOBE CS3 Font Issue Resolved - "something prevented the text engine from being initialized

Having trouble with Adobe Photoshop? I ran across an issue with uneditable text in a photoshop file on a designer's pc. After uninstalling and reinstalling didn't work, I found a solution in adobe's online forums. If you get this message when opening a file:
"Could not complete your request because something prevented the text engine
from being initialized."

You can fix it by closing photoshop, and deleting the lst files found in this location:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\TypeSupport

Adobe will recreate the files next time pshop is launched and your problem will be gone.

Here is an image of what it looks like in photoshop.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

The only tut that works thank you very much

Montserrat Ayala said...

THANKSSS!!!!
so muchhhhhhhhhhh
:)

Cause of Sadness... said...

Thanks a million! ^____^

Anonymous said...

Works perfectly - thank you!

DJ Tek said...

DID NOT WORK!

Anonymous said...

Saved me the migraine of having to figure it out myself. Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

THANKS VERY MUCH! WORKS PERFECT :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tip - but for me, on Win7 with both Photoshop CS2 and CS4 showing the same problem, the correct path was one of the following (not sure which actually fixed it):

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\Fonts

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Adobe\TypeSpt

pozycjonowanie said...

Thank you sooo much! Problem solved with your help ;)

Crystal said...

Works for CS5 too!

Although Windows 7 is different, to get to the Locals file, type %Localappdata% into the search bar in the windows start menu, and click the Local folder.

Once you get to the typesupport folder, you might have to delete BOTH files (I did).

But then it works!

Thank you!!!

Sassy Holly said...

oh my gosh, it worked. *heavy sigh* <3 thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for writing in plain terms! This fixed my problem!!

Anonymous said...

THANK U VERY MUCH!!THANKS A MILLION!IT WORKS!

Anonymous said...

I know this post is over 2 years old, but I still wanted to say thanks a bunch, I was totally baffled by the problem and this solved it completely.

I also wanted to share that I found mine in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Adobe\TypeSupport, in case anyone else comes across this post and has trouble finding it at the location posted.

Thanks again!

tresorunikin said...

It doesn't work!!!!!

tresorunikin said...

ha ok! I changed the font before using the text Tool

Troy said...

Thank you, worked perfectly!

Kate said...

Hi, sorry but I tried it and it didnt work. I have Photoshop CS3 and I´ve already tried deleting the prefs by holding ctrl-alt-shift while loading and also this deleting the file from TypeSupport but it still shows that problem with text engine.I´m desperate.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't work with CS4 and Win 7 :(

Denish said...

Pretty Smart!

Ratibor said...

Very helpful, I like this post!

Anonymous said...

thanks my friend..

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Nothing else I tried work until I found this!

davidjerk said...

Removing the AdobeFnt_OSFonts.lst from the C:\Users\del\AppData\Local\Adobe\TypeSupport\CS5 solved the problem!!! TQ TQ TQ

davidjerk said...

Hi,
Removing the AdobeFnt_OSFonts.lst from
C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Adobe\TypeSupport\CS5 has solved the problem. TQ TQ TQ

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! I tried other suggestions before finding your post and this is the only one that worked!

Anonymous said...

thank you sir.i know this is old post but it works.thank you once agian.

Anonymous said...

thank you! :-)

Anonymous said...

MY HERO

dragon said...

KING! thank you so much! <3