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Unable to locate the menus.xml - CS5

Mar 5, 2013 5:32 PM

Tags: #cs5 #error #dreamweaver #menus.xml

While trying to open Dreamweaver CS5 on a mac running OSX 10.8.2 I keep running into this error message.

 

"Dreamweaver is unable to locate the menus.xml file and cannot rebuild it from a backup. You may need to reinstall Dreamweaver."

 

I would attempt to reinstall but I'm currently overseas for 3 months and don't have my serial number or the disk with me. Does anybody know of a solution? I've tried searching the web but couldn't come up with any solutions.

 

Thanks in advance.

Eric

 
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 8:45 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Go to Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CS5/Configuration/Menus/menus.bak

     

    You'll see a menus.xml there - it is a backup copy of the actual menus.xml file that DW uses.

     

    Copy it from that folder, paste it 1 level above (in Menus folder).

     

    Fire up DW. See if it works.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 8:45 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Can you do a Spotlight search on your Mac OS for 'menus.bak' to see if it reveals anything under DW application folders?

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 9:42 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Not sure if this will work.

     

    I've packaged a .zip file from the 'Menus' folder of my installation of CS5. Download it, extract it and place 'Menus' folder within Dreamweaver CS5 > Configuration folder. See if it helps.

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    Mar 5, 2013 9:56 PM   in reply to pantone354c
     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 10:00 PM   in reply to John Waller

    @John - Yes, the cached version.

     

    @pantone354c, Try the menus.zip attachment from Reply #6. If no luck still, From Finder, Cmd + Shift + G, type this:

     

    ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS5/en_US/Configuration

     

    Check for folders here.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 10:19 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Extract and paste the folder 'WorkspaceMac' in Applications/Adobe Dreamweaver CS5/Configuration/

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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 10:44 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Seems to me like your complete installation is corrupt. Try following the last link in that thread to see if you're able to fix it. Or else, I'm afraid you have to do a re-install.

     

    Good luck.

     
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  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Mar 5, 2013 11:35 PM   in reply to pantone354c

    Use this link: http://prodesigntools.com/all-adobe-cs5-direct-download-links.html

     

    Read the instructions very carefully. This is not a pirated download site. This site offers trial downloads for 30 days of CS5 (since Adobe no longer lists those links on their portal).

     

    Once you download, during installation, be sure to use your serial key.

     
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    Mar 5, 2013 11:36 PM   in reply to Sudarshan Thiagarajan

    Btw, do note that ALL downloads will be done from adobe.com portal, not via any 3rd party site. Hence, read the instructions on that link carefully before attempting to download any files.

     
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