After Effects error: "Error parsing properties list"

After Effects CS4 crashes on startup

When you attempt to start Adobe After Effects CS4, it crashes with the following error message:

"After Effects warning: Error parsing properties list"

This error can result from corruption in one of the XML preference files for After Effects.

Solution: Update After Effects to version 9.0.2

See the Adobe website for details about the After Effects CS4 (9.0.2) update.

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