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Which Extensions or Add-ons do you use?
You might try disabling them in Extension Manager to see if DW can get passed that point.
Nancy, thanks, you have put your finger on the problem because CS6 Extension Manager won't load completely. It starts and then stalls saying "Loading Extensions" and won't get past that point.
Where are the extensions held, I think that I need to find them and delete them, and then see if I can get the extension manager to work.
Nancy, still struggling to get Dreamweaver CS6 to open.
Your first recommendation seems to be for CC products, mine is standalone from 2012 and so the CMD ALT Shift does not work. So I waded through the folders and manually deleted the preferences:
- /[user]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver [version number] (folder)
- /[user]/Library/Application Support/Preferences/Adobe Dreamweaver [version number].txt (file)
This had no effect, DW still hangs at the Loading Extensions stage.
Following your advice again, I refreshed the Extension Manager, but once again when I try to start the program it stalls with the same message that I see in Dreamweaver start up.
Do you know of a paid service that I can contact for support? Regards Phil
You may need to use CS / CC Cleaner Tool to remove Extension Mangler and then reinstall it.
Follow the link I posted above for EM.
thanks I'll try that.
HI Nancy, you are correct that Extension Manager (Mangler) is my problem - I have fully deleted the old version using CleanMyMac - I can't use the CC Cleaner, because I don't have Creative Cloud - I'm working with 2012 version of CS6.
I pulled the new version of EM-CS6 from Adobes site and installed it with no problem, but once again when I run the App it stalls at "Loading Extensions" and I have to force quit.
Do you know if Adobe, or a third party have a paid help service that I can use>
I downloaded and installed the DMXzone Extension Manager and it installed without a problem and I loaded the three extensions that I use in DW:
EasyRotator, PV11 Image Rotator Magic 2 and PV11 Pop Menu Magic 3
I completely removed any vestige of EM and removed the DW preferences. Even after all of this DW will not come up past the green splash screen and can only be removed by killing it in the tray.
You are very knowledgeable and I would like a final word of advice. It appears that my only choice is CC 2015 for one application at $19.99 a month. Is this the only choice remaining?
I think something in your CS6 installation is corrupted. I think the only thing you can do at this point is to wipe it from your system with Adobe CS Cleaner Tool (it works for all versions) and then reinstall CS6.
My Dreamweaver CC2015 (fresh install on a new machine) decides to lock up upon startup around every 3 weeks. It doesn't crash just will not respond or open successfully. The first time I had to uninstall DW and reinstall to successfully get DW running. I generated a dump file and it was over 340MB and would not open either. No add ons or additional files have been added to my installation so puzzled as to why this happens - never happened with any prior version of DW.
This reset option is the only thing to work so far: