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.
As confirmed by multiple users, this issue is fixed in latest version of InDesign.
Thanks for your feedback.
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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.
Same just updated yesterday this is a hug problem I package folders througout my day. Please fix this!!
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 (188.8.131.526) 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.
This is so annoying and confusing when trying to manage and categorize projects. After packaging a doc. then moving it to my 'Work In Progress" folder, every time I open that doc or any exports within the folder I get a new folder with the same name on my desktop. Please fix
Morning, the below resolves the issue for a while but it will start to happen again over time.
Restore all preferences and default settings
(Windows) Start InDesign, and then press Shift+Ctrl+Alt. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
(Mac OS) While pressing Shift+Option+Command+Control, start InDesign. Click Yes when asked if you want to delete preference files.
It worked for me.
I have been having the same problem for a few weeks now. HELP!
This has added 2 hours to my workday waiting for these useless files to upload to Egnyte server. I am not even using the Adobe font kit.
Same problem, packaged folder with "Document fonts" folder only inside duplicates to desktop with the AdobeFnt21.lst file in it. VERY annoying! Now the folder doesn't just come back as one copy...I get 5 of them.
Admin says a fix is available, but adobeprerelease.com doesn't load...nothing is at that URL.
What is going on?
Tony Seddon commented
Well, that's a shame.
After a long wait we have an update to InDesign this morning, but a quick test reveals that the phantom folders containing an AdobeFnt.lst are still appearing after a file is packaged. This is a bit disappointing, so let's hope that today's update is an interim that addresses other issues and that the main update mentioned in the post about the Beta is still coming.
Packaging a file for print keeps creating a phantom folder that reappears and can't be deleted.
Wendy Ruppert commented
Has there been a Fix to this bug yet? I can't find one and the issue is annoying and dangerous. I'm constantly having to trash incomplete duplicate job folders that appear on my desktop or within other folders I'm working in. As Herman states above, the issue occurs when I'm working in an InDeisgn file and either package or save.
Quitting and restarting InDesign does not fix the issue.
Andrew Cunningham commented
Experiencing the same problem during March ... out of nowhere ... I am getting confused re packaged files and have had to retrieve folders after deleting the incorrect package – any news on a fix?
Is there a fix yet?
20 Year Adobe User commented
This is making me crazy. The extra folderes that appear and then reappear even after the first ones were dragged to the trash make me want to quit Adobe forever. Please, please fix!