Something funky happened with your installation, and you get the message “Please Insert Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2 to Continue Installation” Adobe’s KB says the only fix is to uninstall everything, and reinstall. If you happened to install one of the Premium bundles or the Master Collection, this could take some time. So, here’s a quick fix that might work for you. Give it a shot! What have you got to loose…
First, download the ExtendScript Toolkit 2 for Mac file.
Get out your original Adobe product installation CDs/DVDs and start the installation process as usual. Select the product you want to install – or reinstall. Make sure you have deselected all of the other ones, or this could be a lengthy process.
Follow the standard procedure, and when the alert window appears saying ” Please Insert Adobe ExtendScript Toolkit 2 to Continue Installation“, double-click on the disk image you downloaded earlier. This will mount the disk image on your desktop. Now click ‘ok’ in the alert window.
After it has installed this component, it will ask again for your install disk. Insert, and finish the installation process. You should be good to go!
Now, why does this error happen to begin with? While I don’t know the technical details, I know how it happened on my system. I had Contribute 4 installed on my Mac Pro. This was prior to the CS3 release. I then purchased the Production Premium, and installed everything. A couple months after that, I got the Master Collection (I know… pretty sweet!). I installed that without uninstalling any of the previous installs. It worked fine and was no big deal. The problem occurred when I decided to upgrade Contribute 4 to the CS3 version. I thought I could easily just insert the Master Collection disc again and reinstall just this application. But that is when the error occurred. Fortunately, the fix I described above, worked like a charm. Hope it works for you!