How to fix “Another instance of abcApp is already running” error

By April 5, 2016Computer Error

Sometime it happens like we try to run a program we come up with the error –

Another instance of Adobe Photoshop CS5 is already running. Please close other instances of Adobe Photoshop CS5 before launching.

*here we are taking example of Adobe Photoshop CS5

This is generally easy to solve with particular knowledge.

First go to the folder where application is installed.
another instance of app is running error solution

    • Go to the folder where program is installed.
    • Go to folder “Data”
    • Find the file “PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-AdobePSPortable.ini” & edit it
    • Change the status to “Stopped” & save


  • Inside the same file, there is a link, Go to that link. The file to edit is runtime.ini
  • Again change the status to “Stopped”
  • Close everything & try to run the process normally

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