Meadows RM or DBM Errors on Mac High Sierra (macOS 10.13.x)

Older versions of Meadows software that are running in the Macintosh High Sierra (macOS 10.13x) environment may encounter errors. For example, the software may display alerts for the following error conditions:

  • RM: Error exchanging temporary rds file with destination file
  • DBM: Error on call to FSSpExchangeFile()

To avoid this error and continue using Meadows software, you must either upgrade your Meadows software to the InDesign CC 2018 version or downgrade your macOS to a version prior to High Sierra.


The first version of Adobe InDesign that is compatible with Macintosh High Sierra (macOS X 10.13.x) is InDesign CC 2018.

Similarly, the first version of Meadows software that is compatible with Macintosh High Sierra is the version for InDesign CC 2018. 

If you would like to upgrade your Meadows software version, please contact your Meadows Sales Rep. If you are unsure who to contact, you are welcome to contact Meadows Technical Support, or call Meadows Sales at 847-882-8202.