7 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2006 4:39 AM by Andy-swiftmed

    Dreamweaver not starting

    Andy-swiftmed
      Hello,

      I have used dreamweaver for years, but i opened the program today, the minute the program opened it closed again. i have restarted my PC, reinstalled dreamweaver, used the repair feature on dreamwaver, but dont have a clue why my program doesnt open.

      Any help or advice is very much appreciated. Cheers

      Andy MacDonald
        • 1. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
          Level 7
          Hi

          Assuming you are using XP try using the system restore option in start
          programs system tools.

          Microsoft has been doing a lot of updates lately so a roll back may cure the
          problem

          cheers

          #Ian
          "Andy-swiftmed" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:e3o4ro$dmi$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hello,
          >
          > I have used dreamweaver for years, but i opened the program today, the
          > minute
          > the program opened it closed again. i have restarted my PC, reinstalled
          > dreamweaver, used the repair feature on dreamwaver, but dont have a clue
          > why my
          > program doesnt open.
          >
          > Any help or advice is very much appreciated. Cheers
          >
          > Andy MacDonald
          >


          • 2. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
            Level 7
            Andy,

            It could be the last site you had opened. The definition has become corrupt.
            When this happens I go into the registry and delete that site's
            definition and restart DW.
            NOTE that messing with the registry can be dangerous. I always create a
            backup of it first.

            If you have backed up your Site it is a matter of import it back in. If
            not it will have to be recreated.

            \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Macromedia\Common\8\Sites

            alex

            Andy-swiftmed wrote:
            > Hello,
            >
            > I have used dreamweaver for years, but i opened the program today, the minute
            > the program opened it closed again. i have restarted my PC, reinstalled
            > dreamweaver, used the repair feature on dreamwaver, but dont have a clue why my
            > program doesnt open.
            >
            > Any help or advice is very much appreciated. Cheers
            >
            > Andy MacDonald
            >
            • 3. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
              Level 7
              Before you try the other suggestions, try this -

              You can try this simple fix -

              Quit DW.

              Find this folder -

              C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver
              8\Configuration\WinFileCache-*.dat

              (these folders are normally hidden - you may have to use Explorer > Tools >
              Folder Options to unhide them)

              and delete it.

              Restart DW. Works better?


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              "Andy-swiftmed" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
              news:e3o4ro$dmi$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Hello,
              >
              > I have used dreamweaver for years, but i opened the program today, the
              > minute
              > the program opened it closed again. i have restarted my PC, reinstalled
              > dreamweaver, used the repair feature on dreamwaver, but dont have a clue
              > why my
              > program doesnt open.
              >
              > Any help or advice is very much appreciated. Cheers
              >
              > Andy MacDonald
              >


              • 4. Dreamweaver not starting
                Andy-swiftmed Level 1
                Hi Ian,

                Thanks for your reply mate. after trying what you said the problem has now sorted itself out so thank you for your advice mate. I appreciate it.

                Andy

                www.digitaltrax.co.uk http://www.swiftmediauk.co.uk
                • 5. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
                  Level 7
                  There should be a name for this procedure

                  Murray *ACE* wrote:
                  > Before you try the other suggestions, try this -
                  >
                  > You can try this simple fix -
                  >
                  > Quit DW.
                  >
                  > Find this folder -
                  >
                  > C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver
                  > 8\Configuration\WinFileCache-*.dat
                  >
                  > (these folders are normally hidden - you may have to use Explorer > Tools >
                  > Folder Options to unhide them)
                  >
                  > and delete it.
                  >
                  > Restart DW. Works better?
                  >
                  >
                  • 6. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
                    Level 7
                    I would call it the "Booth truth" maneuver. Or perhaps "Randy's dandy"
                    fix....

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                    "A l e x M a r i � o" <alSePxAmMar@mt.net> wrote in message
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                    > There should be a name for this procedure
                    >
                    > Murray *ACE* wrote:
                    >> Before you try the other suggestions, try this -
                    >>
                    >> You can try this simple fix -
                    >>
                    >> Quit DW.
                    >>
                    >> Find this folder -
                    >>
                    >> C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application
                    >> Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\WinFileCache-*.dat
                    >>
                    >> (these folders are normally hidden - you may have to use Explorer > Tools
                    >> > Folder Options to unhide them)
                    >>
                    >> and delete it.
                    >>
                    >> Restart DW. Works better?
                    >>

                    • 7. Re: Dreamweaver not starting
                      Andy-swiftmed Level 1
                      Hey Guys,

                      thanks for taking the time to give me a few posible solutions to the problem. After doing a system restore the problem sorted itself out so thanks for your time guys.

                      Cheers
                      Andy