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Error while launching Workbench ES 8.2 on windows Vista


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I successfully installed Workbench ES 8.2 on windows Vista. When i was trying to launch Workbench it is throwing an error and it does not open workbench.

Error : An error has occurred. See the log file

C:\Program Files\Adobe\LiveCycle ES\Workbench ES\Workbench\workspace\.metadata\.log

I do not even have "\workspace\.metadata\.log" this directory at all.

Please help....
2 Replies


Level 10
Try to run is as "Administrator".

Righ click on the exe and select "run as administrator".



Level 5
I ran into that problem too. If "Run as Administrator" doesn't work (I don't think it did for me), re-install Workbench in "C:\Adobe\" NOT "C:\Program Files\Adobe\", which is the default. I think the Program Files folder has some kind of security setting on it that doesn't allow Workbench to add log entries.

Once I did that, I've been able to run Workbench on Vista with little or no issue (even though technically Adobe doesn't support Vista yet).

Hope this helps!

Ryan D. Lunka

Cardinal Solutions Group