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Adobe livecycle designer COMMON crash Problem

Ever had that problem after so many years and months of using Adobe livecycle and SFP code all of the sudden it went haywired!

Crashed and OLE error!

Frustrated and tried reninstalling

Adobe reader


Ms SQL server 2008

And livecycle itself.

But no solution

No matter what version.

No matter what problem i believe that the problem lies in the initial folder where the livecycle created the folder under

C:\Documents and Settings\your_user_name\Application Data\Adobe\Designer

your_user_name = this is your username used by your windows.


Just rename your Designer

to Designer_backup


you can choose to delete it.

TaDA! problem solved and please do comment if you think my solution works

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  • Thanks for sharing but I don't think this solution is valid for the newer releases.. I have windows 7, Adobe Lifecycle 9.0 - I tried your solution by renaming C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Designer. I then tried to launch SFP layout editor, and while it did recreate the Designer folder, it still crashed - no error message or anything - it just closed SAPGUI completely. This started happening after I upgraded SAPGUI to 740 patch 1 from 730. I think it's a 740 problem.

  • Random comment...
    Sometimes SAP Gui can't find the Designer.exe in Windows, then you get the "Switch to:" pop-up. For such cases, when you get the pop-up, open the Adobe LiveCycle Designer (ALCD) locally and make it run at the same time. Then SAPGui will find the reference for the program and the pop-up will disapear this time.