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DW CS5 crashes computer

Feb 12, 2013 6:58 AM

Tags: #cs5 #mac #dreamweaver #crash

I have an odd problem that has only started within the last couple of months.


I'm using dreamweaver cs5 (not 5.5) on Mac OS X 10.6.8.


Occasionally when I am working in DW, my computer locks itself up and freezes my OS.


  1. I'll be working in DW
  2. DW stops responding
  3. I'll try force quit (which doesn't show up)
  4. I'll try to switch applications (doesn't work)
  5. I'll try to force quit DW from the dock (whole OS stalls)


This is only with DW and no other program. I am forced to do a hard reboot and start all over.


This doesn't happen with the same files or on certain events (that I'm aware of). It seems to happen at random and with no errors being logged. I've already tried deleting DW and reinstalling it and this has not helped. DW is updated to it's latest version (for CS5).


Attached are images (poor quality, taken with phone since computer froze)


photo 1-1.jpgphoto 2-1.jpg

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    Feb 12, 2013 9:41 AM   in reply to Jeff Sydor

    Try creating a new user account and see if the issue persists. Other then that, try re-installing Dreamweaver? (Make sure to backup first).

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    Feb 12, 2013 10:48 AM   in reply to bemdesign

    You have a file called...




    That is listed as 8K. You "may" have the 8K Bug happening here.


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    Mar 5, 2013 9:17 AM   in reply to Jeff Sydor

    Was it working right for the last ~month and just start crashing again?


    I would look for the 8K bug again if it was. (multiples of 8K can also cause issues if you have that bug)


    Have you tried clearing the DW cache file?

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