AdobeFnt.lst automatically reappears after deleting
InDesign version: 15.0.2
Suddenly (after the latest March 2020 InDesign update?) the AdobeFont.lst file created with InDesign packages automatically shows up with folder structure after deleting a package. This is really aggravating for file management. It's as if my team can't fully delete InDesign packages. This is happening with multiple InDesign files on multiple machines.
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest update of InDesign – that is, InDesign 15.0.3.
Please update your InDesign application to get the fix.
Adobe InDesign team
This issue is still ocurring, our files are stored on google drive and upon opening documents the AdobeFnt22.lst file constantly uploads, then deletes, then re uploads in an endless cycle. This causes InDesign to eventually slow to an unusable state as even once closed the AdobeFnt22.lst continues to try and sync for all previosly opened docs, meaning a restart of indesign is the only soloution.
We have used google drive and indesign together for 3 years now and only in the last month or two has this problem occoured.
I can confirm this happens on both mac and PC accross varios states of updates, the consistant being Indesign.
Please fix this as a priority!
Tim J commented
Having quite a few issues with InDesign not recognising fonts that are installed on my computer and within packaged files. I've recently upgraded to Catalina Mac OS and am also up-to-date with InDesign v.15.0.3 but still the same issue.
When I open the packaged InDesign file, it's saying that some of the fonts are not installed and need to be substituted - I can select the correct fonts but it doesn't update. Instead, the characters are displayed in place of the correct font. When in the design file and clicking on the characters, it shows that it's the correct font - clearly not.
The packaged folder sits on a Google Drive file stream (synched to offline) which has never caused issues in the past. I also keep seeing multiple files call "AdobeFnt22.lst" appear in my google drive directory, nowhere near the packaged file location. When deleting all these files they just reappear sometime later. Totally stumped and highly frustrated as I'm not able to work on the packaged files.
I can't get the upgrade! I'm on Catalina OS and creative cloud 2020 tells me I'm up to date w/ 15.0.2... Argh!
I'm having this issue too. Another font issue I've had since updating to version 18.104.22.1683, is that I'll package an InDesign file, with the fonts, then when I later open the document it tells me the font is missing, even though they are in the packaged file, and I also have the font installed on my computer. This is now happening to every packaged file I have.
Completely annoying. This stops from working effectively. I'm spending my time getting rid of this and it keeps popping up, indeed! I have been working with InDesign for a long time but I just encountered this problem recently. What's happening?
Some dude commented
If this issue was fixed in the next Beta, how hard is it to apply it to a quick official patch? wtf... I'm sure a lot of people work for companies that don't allow admin access to manually install programs.
I have a printing company and work on Indesign all day long. This issue needs to be fixed. So afraid I'm deleting the wrong folder so afraid to empty my trashcan. Thought I was losing my mind. It is happening on my assistant's computer as well. All Macs. Please fix soon.
Please fix this issue! It is time consuming because all my packaged files keep reappearing where they were initially saved. I can delete them multiple times but they reappear with empty folders and just the annoying "AdobeFnt21.lst" file in the document fonts folder. This is making file management very difficult. The issue has been going on for at least 2 months now, this is unacceptable.
My issue is still not resolved.
Is there a patch for this yet? It has made working with Indesign 15.0.2 a nightmare!
Still occuring for me, May 7, 2020.
Still occurring for me, May 7, 2020.
James Hill commented
As a daily InDesign user I must have lost many hours because of this bug. It has the potential to cause major upset if overwriting a file.
Pff, Beta version... Realy? Plese fix this issue a soon as possible. I work in company with strongly IT security aceess. I can't install some programs on the computer w/o our IT support. I have no acess for this. This is crazy, every time when you have a bug, i have to go to the our IT dpartment, and plese to some people that for instal your beta version on my worky computer, and then i have to cross my fingers that everything will be OK with some program!
When you'll fix this bug with update?
This link only shows Illustrator.
I went throught the steps as the admin above suggested (see below) and it did not fix the problem. Was hopeful, but not fixed. Please fix this adobe. It's really a challenge for file management
AVAILABLE IN BETA BUILDS ·
ADMIN Ravi Kiran
Ravi Kiran (Senior Lead Quality Engineer, Adobe InDesign) responded · April 20, 2020
The fix for this issue is now available in the latest Beta build of InDesign – InDesign 15.0.3
Please download the latest beta build from the Download section of InDesign Prerelease portal to test this.
1. Go to adobeprerelease.com
2. Log in with your Adobe Id.
3. Once logged in, search for “InDesign CC Prerelease” program in the list.
4. Click on the program to join the same.
5. You can download the latest available build (22.214.171.1246) from “Builds and Plugins” section on the page.
6. The steps for installing the build can be found in the release notes.
Mandingo Ate Your Baby commented
I'm having this issue as well, ridiculously annoying. At first I thought I was crazy and forgot to delete things. It happens MULTIPLE TIMES for the same damn file. I've deleted a reappearing folder 5x already for the same damn .indd file I moved days ago. Does Adobe even actively use/test these builds before releasing?! For many of us with company computers, we cant jump through hoops and install a beta build without special IT admin access.
ALSO, this is happening with a zip package I downloaded, not one created myself with Indesign.
Alison Pearson commented
NOT to mention the page doesn't load unless in Safari... C'mon Adobe... get your stuff together!!!!!!
Alison Pearson commented
really? when im at that link there is no place to enter the search. please tell me how YOU were able to?
I'm having this problem this week and there's nothing available on the pre-release program. Any other suggestions are welcome.