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Captivate won't work

I am having problems with Captivate. When I initally open Captivate (having had my computer switched off) it works (I can record and edit as normal) but if I try to close a file it won't do anything. I cannot close the file or captivate and have to do this using Windows Task Manager. If I then try to re-open Captivate an unusable page opens with just the menu bar along the top but none of the options will do anything if selected. I thought it was my computer so I purchased a new one and have loaded Captivate again only to discover that I still have the problem. Can anybody help please?

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Hii just change the corrupt file or install a version which is compatible with operating system

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2. In Windows Explorer, go to C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Application Data\Adobe and move the "Adobe Captivate" folder to another location (for example, the Desktop).
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