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HELP!! Publisher 1.9 crashing when opening critical files. Roll back?

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I publish a monthly newspaper. It is full of linked PDF and Designer files. I foolishly upgraded to Publisher 1.9 without waiting for reports. Now, Publisher crashes whenever I try to open latest file! Tried back issues, but same result. How can I roll back the version number?

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Depends on several factors, namely ...

  1. Did you possibly made own local backups of the previous installed Publisher 1.8.x version for your OS?
  2. Where did you purchased the app from? - At least the Affinity app store offers older version downloads.

☛ Affinity Designer 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.10.6 ◆ Affinity Publisher 1.10.6 ◆ OSX El Capitan
☛ Affinity V2 apps still not installed and thus momentary not in use under MacOS

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go back to the update section/download page and download a previous version. You will have to uninstall publisher for that.
I also had to revert all 3 softwares (Designer, Photo and Publisher) after updating them because they won't work no matter what I try.

Windows 10, Affinity Designer + Photo (Graphic Design, photo-editing).

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If you purchased from Serif then you can uninstall 1.9 and reinstall an older version. If you published from the Mac App Store or the Microsoft Store you can't. (Though, TimeMachine on Mac will let you do so if you kept appropriate backups.)

If you purchased from Serif, then https://affinity.store/update/windows/publisher/1 or https://affinity.store/update/macos/publisher/1 (depending on your OS) will get you to the page with the older versions.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.1.2, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
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Thanks for the replies. I did purchase through Serif, thankfully, and was able to download and install a previous version. Was able to open my files again. Whew.

Also had an unrelated crash of my main computer, so a cascade of issues. Was trying to open files on an older machine with weak specs. However, it did work with the previous versions of Publisher and works now. Just FYI for anyone trying to open old files with the 1.9 version on a weaker machine. 

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