Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error [FIX]

Launching Photoshop CS5 on Windows XP was giving a program initialising error with no error codes. Easy fix instructions in this post.

Launching Photoshop CS5 on Windows XP gives the following  error message after loading splash screen.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Could not initialize Photoshop because of a program error

There are no error codes shown and no errors in windows system or application log.
FIX : To fix hold down CTRL+SHIFT+ALT when you click to launch CS5. This clears preferences and then it all loaded ok.

Outlook 2003 error trying to open .msg saved emails on server

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We save emails to network server in specific job folders as .msg files to preserve all header info and attachments.

Recently found that I could only open the saved attachments once if I tried a second time it would give the following error:

Can’t open file: <file path>. The file may not exist, you may not have permission to open it, or it may be open in another program.

Permissions were fine for the files and if I closed outlook and reopened outlook, I would be able to open each message once but once closed and reopened I would get the same error message. If I closed outlook and left it closed, then I would be able to open and close the saved .msg file as many times as I wanted – i.e. normal file behaviour. The minute I opened my Outlook 2003 and then opened the .msg file it seemed to place some kind of lock on the file and never clear that lock until I closed outlook. If I looked at a list of all open files on the server, the .msg files in question were indeed locked out to my username even though I had closed the email viewing window. Continue reading “Outlook 2003 error trying to open .msg saved emails on server”

TomTom HOME gives error trying to backup your device [FIX]

TomTom Home gave an error when trying to use the backup my device feature. This is easily fixed and details are contained in this post.

Before embarking on a road trip to the USA I bought the USA and Canada maps for my TomTom One IQ. Having never installed maps on my TomTom before I thought it wise to take a backup of the device as it is now, just in case anything went wrong installing the new maps.

I noticed TomTome HOME software had a “Backup my device” option which is meant to just take a complete snapshot of your device to allow for a full restore at a later date. Continue reading “TomTom HOME gives error trying to backup your device [FIX]”