You are Here:Home>>Old Posts>>Extension Manager CS4 Feature/Bug?

Extension Manager CS4 Feature/Bug?

Carlos Pinho
By | 2008-11-04T04:20:10+00:00 Nov 4, 2008|Old Posts|

cs4

This week, try to play with the new Adobe Flash CS4. After trying the new features, such as new bone system, 3d object, motion mixer etc. Amazing, the new version seem to have much improve on the authoring.

After the new features, i am trying to get the new version into my daily workflow. Then, i need to install some extension which i often use. But i stucked. I can’t find the components after installation. All components appear on the Extension Manager after install. But, after starting Flash CS4, i can’t find the components.

Why? After a free hour of investigation, i found that the extensions are installed but in a wrong directory. Extension Manager will copy the extension to the configure folder inside my doc. But, when i am running a English CS4 with a non-English system. It will copy the extension into a language folder with same language of the system and not the English language folder. P.S. i am working with a windows XP, i havn’t test if it happen in OSX.

I don’t know if it is a bug or a “feature” of the new Extension Manager.

To overcome this. I change the language of Extension Manger by:

1. Right click on the Extension Manger CS4 shortcut in the program folder. Open the preference.

2. Add the -locale lang=”en_US” after the command call to “……Adobe Extension Manager CS4.exe”

Hope this tips help.

About the Author:

Carlos Pinho
A father, a husband and a geek... Carlos was the founder of projects like The Tech Labs and Flash Enabled Blog. He is the founder of TekTuts He is passionate about technologies. Their main skills are in analytics, transport & logistics, business administration. He also writes about programming resources, trends, strategy and web development.

19 Comments

  1. freddy November 4, 2008 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m having same bug… my components have disappeared in CS4. My windows vista it’s in spanish and my cs4 it’s in english 🙁 … I have done what you say but everything remains the same.

  2. freddy November 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    yeah… now works, thank you very much

  3. Greg November 4, 2008 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I have the same problem on MacosX… Can’t find the way to repair this bug…

  4. Carlos Pinho
    WaiLam November 5, 2008 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Greg<<

    You can try start it from command line by:

    /Applications/Adobe Extension Manager CS4/Adobe Extension Manager CS4.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Extension Manager CS4 -locale lang=”en_US”

  5. Bred November 11, 2008 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Interesting post. thank’s!

  6. OSX10.5.5-iTunes November 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    This is maddening. SOME of my components are showing up, but not all. I can use the component from a previous Flash CS3 file, but it is not showing in the Components panels.

    WaiLam, the example you have about needs more info. How do we Mac heads use a command line after we select the app?

  7. OSX10.5.5-FlashCS4 November 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    This is maddening. SOME of my components are showing up, but not all. I can use the component from a previous Flash CS3 file, but it is not showing in the Components panels.

    WaiLam, the example you have about needs more info. How do we Mac heads use a command line after we select the app?

  8. Johan November 18, 2008 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Hey, I had the same problem on Mac OS X. I contacted Adobe support and the solution is simple. Remove the current extensions in the extension manager. Open Flash CS4 -> go to Help -> select Manage Extensions. In that way the extensions are installed for the correct language. Restart Flash CS4. Hope this is useful.

  9. K November 18, 2008 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    WaiLam – that is quite wrong. At least in OS X 10.5.

    I managed to get things working by manually copying everything to

    Library/Application Support/Adobe/Flash CS4/en

  10. Carlos Pinho
    WaiLam November 19, 2008 at 3:52 am - Reply

    >>k

    yes, it is the simply way. Or, you can try method from JohanEdit .

    >>JohanEdit

    But i usually do double click on the mxp to install the components. And it open up the extension manager. It seem trouble that i need to reinstall by this method each time. Don’t know they will fix this issue in the future version.

  11. SaM December 22, 2008 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    great, fixed my problem right away!!

  12. tony73 January 3, 2009 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I simply renamed the file of my language it_IT.xml in _it_IT.xml, in the Adobe Adobe Extension Manager CS4 ZStringResources now works all

  13. Mahmoud January 16, 2009 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much … This bug has been bothering me for 3 months right now.
    Thanks a lot.

  14. Johan January 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Tried different solutions to this problem, so far nothing has worked for me. Swedish system with English installation of CS4. Looks OK in Extension manager, both from system and application. Nothing works, trying to use the McTween extension. Any ideas?

  15. Marion January 25, 2009 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I have also tried different solutions without any problem fixed. Its very confusion! I not sure if it is Adobes or Digicrafts which is responsible for this problem. I have Windows XP 64 bit English version. Use Flash CS4.

    Is there anybody who can help me?

    Don’t shop this program if you not an expert!

  16. Gyurci February 4, 2009 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Thanks Johan, working now! 🙂

  17. tekkie February 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Here’s the article on the same thing as I got it working for me (thanks to Johan above): How to make components in Flash CS4 appear again.

  18. jluisfg June 9, 2009 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    hi, i´m running windows vista in spanish, but none of the components that i install appear when I open Flash CS4, anybody has an advice???

  19. waleed August 8, 2009 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Hello Wailam
    it always shows me this Error Message

    —————————
    Problem with Shortcut
    —————————
    The name ‘”C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Extension Manager CS4Adobe Extension Manager CS4.exe”-locale’ specified in the Target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.
    —————————
    OK
    —————————
    am i doing it with the right way ?
    have a look at this picture
    http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/1553/errorx.gif
    if you can please add screen-shot for what you did

    regards
    waleed

Leave a Reply