How to Solve the “Missing plugins” error in Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is useful software and therefore has a significant number of users. However, several InDesign users have recently reported the message “Cannot open the file. Adobe InDesign plug-ins are missing. Please update your plugins to the latest versions.” It appears when users try to open a file created with Adobe InDesign on their computer.

What causes the Adobe InDesign Missing Plugins error?

  • The error occurs after installing a third-party plugin for Adobe InDesign.
  • When using certain plug-ins included with InDesign.
  • Errors associated with plug-ins associated with certain documents.
  • Sometimes the error indicates that certain “plug-ins are missing“.
  • The error also occurs when referring to a specific plug-in in a collision log file.

How to fix the “missing plug-ins” error in Adobe InDesign?

Remove the plugin information from your file

  1. Open the InDesign program.
  2. Click File, then choose the Export option.
  3. Export the file in .idml format.
  4. The .idml file format can be opened in any previous version of Adobe InDesign.
  5. After opening the file in InDesign (for example, CS3), simply save it as .inx and export it as a “.indd” file to remove all of the plugin information stored in that file.
  6. After completing this process, check to see if the error message appears again.

Tip: This method should help if the program reports a plugin missing (model.indesignplugin channels) error. The problem occurs when you try to open an old .indd file. read more

Fixed: PDF Preview Handler `This file cannot be previewed` Error

Recently, many users have reported a PDF Preview Handler error in Outlook. If you too have encountered such a situation, you have come to the right place. Undoubtedly, the error in Outlook PDF Preview Handler is quite unpleasant. But we have some good news for you. Several common workarounds can help you fix this error. So, take the time to read the following guide and learn all the plausible methods to fix Outlook PDF Receive Handler errors.

What causes the “This file cannot be previewed” error message in PDF Preview Handler?

Enabling Internet Autodetection: There is a setting called “Internet Autodetection” which, if enabled, can cause this PDF Preview Handler error. Many users have reported that they can solve the problem by disabling autodetection in their local network settings. read more