17 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2008 6:34 PM by

    Broken images DW-MX on Mac

    Scamout Level 1
      I'm reasonably familiar with DW-MX V 6.0 on Mac, but this one has me stumped. Maybe I'm not as familiar as I thought?

      My wife got a new machine and did a lot of file and folder rearranging but no renaming. This has broken every image in all three of her sites. The code points to the correct files. I've tried deleting and rebuiling the site maps but this doesn't help. Even deleting the images from the pages and re-inserting doesn't bring them back. This morning I went into her prefs and changed the INSERT window from 'text' to 'icons and text' and even the icon images are broken. It seems that no matter where I should get an image, all I get is the broken image icon.

      Any ideas on what I need to do to fix this?
        • 1. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
          Level 7
          > My wife got a new machine and did a lot of file and folder rearranging but
          > no
          > renaming. This has broken every image in all three of her sites.

          Did she do this in Finder or in DW?

          If the former, then that's the cause. DW cannot track file moves any better
          than file renames when you do them outside of DW. If this is the case, you
          will have to remake every link.

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          "Scamout" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I'm reasonably familiar with DW-MX V 6.0 on Mac, but this one has me
          > stumped.
          > Maybe I'm not as familiar as I thought?
          >
          > My wife got a new machine and did a lot of file and folder rearranging but
          > no
          > renaming. This has broken every image in all three of her sites. The code
          > points to the correct files. I've tried deleting and rebuiling the site
          > maps
          > but this doesn't help. Even deleting the images from the pages and
          > re-inserting doesn't bring them back. This morning I went into her prefs
          > and
          > changed the INSERT window from 'text' to 'icons and text' and even the
          > icon
          > images are broken. It seems that no matter where I should get an image,
          > all I
          > get is the broken image icon.
          >
          > Any ideas on what I need to do to fix this?
          >

          • 2. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
            Scamout Level 1
            It was done from the finder.

            I have deleted images and re-inserted from the new file locations but they still come back broken. And, as I mentioned, the links to the images show the file path correctly. The site folders were moved but nothing inside them was moved or renamed. And remember that the icons on the insert window are broken too - that goes deeper than just folder moves.

            Could this be a machine name change or disk name change? I don't see either in the file paths anywhere.
            • 3. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
              Level 7
              > It was done from the finder.

              Very poor decision.

              Try this:

              1. In the site definition for this site, copy the contents of the path to
              the local root folder, and paste it into a reply.
              2. In this site, create a new blank HTML page, drag and drop an image from
              within this site onto the page, and before saving the page, copy the code
              for the image and paste it into a reply.
              3. Now save the page, and repeat the copy/paste operation.

              Let's see what those reveal.

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              "Scamout" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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              > It was done from the finder.
              >
              > I have deleted images and re-inserted from the new file locations but they
              > still come back broken. And, as I mentioned, the links to the images show
              > the
              > file path correctly. The site folders were moved but nothing inside them
              > was
              > moved or renamed. And remember that the icons on the insert window are
              > broken too - that goes deeper than just folder moves.
              >
              > Could this be a machine name change or disk name change? I don't see
              > either
              > in the file paths anywhere.
              >

              • 4. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                Scamout Level 1
                I think this is what you are asking for:

                The current path:
                file:///Macintosh HD/Users/newmachine/Desktop/BL/index.html

                Source code on existing page:
                <IMG SRC="image/steinhd1.gif" WIDTH=125 HEIGHT=108 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom>
                • 5. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                  Level 7


                  > The current path:
                  > file:///Macintosh HD/Users/newmachine/Desktop/BL/index.html

                  The icons in the dw menus are also missing?
                  If you log onto this machine as a different User, do the icons show?

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                  • 6. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                    Scamout Level 1
                    I think this is what you are asking for...

                    path:
                    file:///Macintosh HD/Users/newmachine/Desktop/BL/index.html


                    Image source code on problematic file:
                    <IMG SRC="image/steinhd1.gif" WIDTH=125 HEIGHT=108 BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom>

                    Image source code on new page before save:
                    <img src="/image/steinhd1.gif" width="32" height="32">
                    • 7. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                      Scamout Level 1
                      Can't seem to get the "attach code" to work right. The image source before the save and after are as above. Image is broken on the new page also.
                      • 8. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                        Scamout Level 1
                        Here is some additional info that might help.

                        Not only are the icons in the 'insert" window broken, so are the icons elsewhere.
                        For instance: From the Window menu/bindings, I'm seeing three options - Each option has a broken icon to the left of the option. I'm not seeing this on my machine.

                        It's almost like DW has decided it just isn't going to display images any more - even the ones from the application.

                        Maybe a reinstall?
                        • 9. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                          Scamout Level 1
                          I created a second account on the machine and ran DW from there. Same thing - the application icons are broken.
                          • 10. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                            Level 7


                            > Same thing - the application icons are broken.

                            reinstall.

                            You may need to remove some folders manually to get this solved, do a google
                            for a technote

                            http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=site%3A.adobe.com+uninsta
                            ll+dreamweaver+mx+macintosh+

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                            • 11. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                              Scamout Level 1
                              Thank you Alan. It'll have to wait until tonight. I must go be a good daddy on Father's Day.

                              Will let you know how it goes and close the thread i- I hope!
                              • 12. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                Scamout Level 1
                                I was unable to find an uninstaller. The reference you provided and other searches on Google and elsewhere produced only CS3 uninstall stuff.

                                I deleted DW and deleted everything with dreamweaver or Macromedia in the name. Reinstalled and got the same result.

                                Deleted everything again and copied everything from my working copy to her machine. Still the same result.

                                Meanwhile, she's got three e-Commerce sites going out of date.

                                I have no choice but tell her to revert to HomePage.
                                • 13. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                  Level 7
                                  I couldn't find a specific set of instructions for manually removing stuff
                                  for dw MX / osx

                                  did find this- it gives some folder paths.
                                  http://kb.adobe.com/selfservice/viewContent.do?externalId=tn_16420

                                  in general, do a Find for Macromedia and then Dreamweaver, and move the
                                  stuff if it's related to dw, or ask here.

                                  some path got messed up when the drive was renamed or the system os was
                                  updated.

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                                  Adobe Community Expert, dreamweaver

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                                  • 14. Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                    Scamout Level 1
                                    Alan;

                                    Yep - did all that. When I was done I ran Find again for 'Dreamwever,' 'Dream,' 'weaver,' and 'macromedia.' Then reinstalled. Then did it all again using my copy.

                                    We're not sure whether it was the moving of file or the renaming of the drive/user due to replacement of the drive, but it had to be one of those two. Either way, I think this one is unsolvable.

                                    I do appreciate your efforts - thank you.
                                    • 15. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                      yupieyi Level 1
                                      check the code, if the file path exists or not.
                                      • 16. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                        Scamout Level 1
                                        The path does exist. Even putting new images on new pages wouldn't work.

                                        We've trashed the entire application. It wasn't worth more effort - three days was enough.
                                        • 17. Re: Broken images DW-MX on Mac
                                          Thank you for the suggestion i will try it