Photoshop CS6: How can I get rid of the "program error" alerts? (locked library folder)

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Photoshop 13.0.4 x64: How can I get rid of the "Could not complete your request because of a program error" alerts?

I am running Photoshop CS6 13.0.4 x64 on Mac OS X 10.8.2, and it presents these "Could not complete your request because of a program error" alert messages that stop my work cold. The message appears once upon launch, but more annoyingly it appears upon trying to open a file and trying to create a new file.
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Stephen Downs

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Chris Cox

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Can you post the last 50 lines or so of PSErrorLog.txt from your Photoshop preferences folder?
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Stephen Downs

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There is no PSErrorLog.txt file associated with my Photoshop 13.

MyMachine:bin steve$ cd ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe\ Photoshop\ CS6\ Settings
MyMachine:Adobe Photoshop CS6 Settings steve$ ls -al
total 3296
drwxrwxr-x 13 steve staff 442 Jan 28 12:21 .
drwx------@ 1611 steve staff 54774 Jan 28 12:23 ..
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 6148 Jan 28 12:21 .DS_Store
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 29694 Jan 28 11:37 Actions Palette.psp
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 197178 Jan 28 11:37 Adobe Photoshop CS6 Prefs.psp
-rw-r--r-- 1 steve staff 563300 Jan 28 11:37 Color Settings.csf
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 13 Jan 28 12:10 LaunchEndFlag.psp
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 6 Jan 28 11:37 New Doc Sizes.psp
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 840636 Jan 27 17:53 PluginCache.psp
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 10 Jan 27 17:52 RepoussePresets.psp
drwxr-xr-x 2 steve staff 68 Sep 13 15:23 WorkSpaces
drwxr-xr-x 3 steve staff 102 Sep 13 15:50 WorkSpaces (Modified)
-rw-r--r--@ 1 steve staff 20978 Jan 28 11:37 Workspace Prefs.psp
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If you're hitting program errors, then PSErrorLog.txt should be in there (it's created and appended for every program error).

My only guess then would be that you're hitting an OS exception for some reason.
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Stephen Downs

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I do get the following two Console log messages upon launching Photoshop:

13-01-28 12:26:28.000 PM kernel[0]: proc 44373: load code signature error 2 for file "Adobe Photoshop CS6"
13-01-28 12:26:28.000 PM kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x100000000): p=44373[Adobe Photoshop ] clearing CS_VALID
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Stephen Downs

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Some application install or process apparently set the immutable flag on my ~/Library folder. Unlocking the folder solved the problem.

A more informative error or Console message would have helped.

Problem solved. New problem: How can I mark the question as answered?
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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I marked it. Thanks.
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And we'll have to add some error messages for that specific case (something that should never happen anyway).