3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 20, 2007 9:08 AM by Newsgroup_User

    DW 8 won't launch, forces exit--Mac

    Level 7
      Hello--

      I open Dreamweaver 8, and just after the launch screen appears, a
      warning message pops up. It says "No document types have been found in
      the Configuration/DocumentTypes/ folder. The MMDocumentTypes.xml file
      may be missing or corrupted. The application will exit now."

      I am running Mac OS 10.4.10, and I have installed the DW 8.0.2 updater.

      What next steps can I take to make DW usable?

      Previously, I had installed Studio 8 on a newly wiped Mac laptop, then
      brought over my configuration folder and preferences, and re-imported
      the sites. All was working well.

      Then, with apparently no change in my system, suddenly DW refused to
      launch and gave me only a blank error message. After installing the
      8.0.2 update, I am now getting the useful error message above.

      Googling suggested renaming the user Configuration folder
      (~/Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8/Configuration),
      so I did. Then when I launched DW, I get an error message that just says
      "65016." I click "OK." Then I get the DocumentTypes.xml warning
      message again, as above.

      *However*--I looked in the user Configuration folder on both my newly
      installed laptop and the clone of my old system before I reinstalled
      everything. There is no DocumentTypes folder in either place. Yet I was
      using DW 8 for a year or so, and DW MX 2004 before that, on the old
      system, and for a few days on the new system. I don't understand why
      this folder is suddenly required.

      Thanks,
      Daiya
        • 1. Re: DW 8 won't launch, forces exit--Mac
          Level 7
          Daiya,

          This TechNote explains the location of both the "application" and
          "user(-specific)" Configuration folders:

          http://www.adobe.com/go/16420

          There should be a Configuration/DocumentTypes folder in at least your
          application config folder.

          You should check to see if your new Mac uses the Unix case-sensitive
          file system (sorry I can't remember the exact terminology). If so, you
          need to turn this off as DW does not support it.

          HTH,
          Randy


          > I open Dreamweaver 8, and just after the launch screen appears, a
          > warning message pops up. It says "No document types have been found in
          > the Configuration/DocumentTypes/ folder. The MMDocumentTypes.xml file
          > may be missing or corrupted. The application will exit now."
          >
          > I am running Mac OS 10.4.10, and I have installed the DW 8.0.2 updater.
          >
          > What next steps can I take to make DW usable?
          >
          > Previously, I had installed Studio 8 on a newly wiped Mac laptop, then
          > brought over my configuration folder and preferences, and re-imported
          > the sites. All was working well.
          >
          > Then, with apparently no change in my system, suddenly DW refused to
          > launch and gave me only a blank error message. After installing the
          > 8.0.2 update, I am now getting the useful error message above.
          >
          > Googling suggested renaming the user Configuration folder
          > (~/Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8/Configuration),
          > so I did. Then when I launched DW, I get an error message that just says
          > "65016." I click "OK." Then I get the DocumentTypes.xml warning
          > message again, as above.
          >
          > *However*--I looked in the user Configuration folder on both my newly
          > installed laptop and the clone of my old system before I reinstalled
          > everything. There is no DocumentTypes folder in either place. Yet I was
          > using DW 8 for a year or so, and DW MX 2004 before that, on the old
          > system, and for a few days on the new system. I don't understand why
          > this folder is suddenly required.
          • 2. Re: DW 8 won't launch, forces exit--Mac
            Level 7
            Hi Randy,

            Thanks very much, this put me on the right track. Problem solved and all
            seems fine now.

            The technote actually doesn't exactly tell me where my application
            config folder is, but *knowing* one existed, I checked the second most
            logical place (in the Applications folder with the program itself--I had
            already checked in the system's Library/Application Support), and found
            it, and found DocumentTypes there (Applications/Macromedia/Macromedia
            Dreamweaver 8/Configuration/DocumentTypes)

            Caused by user error--I had moved the applications--and combining each
            application folder into a joint Macromedia folder was safe enough, but
            removing the actual DW application from the DW folder was *not*
            okay--although I had left the config folder in the same place,
            apparently changing the relationship between the app and the folder
            messed it up. I re-assembled the multitude of folders and all works now.

            Good to know. I saw a few reports of this, so maybe this will help
            someone else in the future. I do technically know that I ought to
            immediately test complex suite programs after moving them around, but
            apparently I forgot.

            Thanks much,
            Daiya

            Randy Edmunds wrote:
            > Daiya,
            >
            > This TechNote explains the location of both the "application" and
            > "user(-specific)" Configuration folders:
            >
            > http://www.adobe.com/go/16420
            >
            > There should be a Configuration/DocumentTypes folder in at least your
            > application config folder.
            >
            > You should check to see if your new Mac uses the Unix case-sensitive
            > file system (sorry I can't remember the exact terminology). If so, you
            > need to turn this off as DW does not support it.
            >
            > HTH,
            > Randy
            >
            >
            >> I open Dreamweaver 8, and just after the launch screen appears, a
            >> warning message pops up. It says "No document types have been found
            >> in the Configuration/DocumentTypes/ folder. The MMDocumentTypes.xml
            >> file may be missing or corrupted. The application will exit now."
            >>
            >> I am running Mac OS 10.4.10, and I have installed the DW 8.0.2 updater.
            >>
            >> What next steps can I take to make DW usable?
            >>
            >> Previously, I had installed Studio 8 on a newly wiped Mac laptop,
            >> then brought over my configuration folder and preferences, and
            >> re-imported the sites. All was working well.
            >>
            >> Then, with apparently no change in my system, suddenly DW refused to
            >> launch and gave me only a blank error message. After installing the
            >> 8.0.2 update, I am now getting the useful error message above.
            >>
            >> Googling suggested renaming the user Configuration folder
            >> (~/Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Dreamweaver
            >> 8/Configuration), so I did. Then when I launched DW, I get an error
            >> message that just says "65016." I click "OK." Then I get the
            >> DocumentTypes.xml warning message again, as above.
            >>
            >> *However*--I looked in the user Configuration folder on both my newly
            >> installed laptop and the clone of my old system before I reinstalled
            >> everything. There is no DocumentTypes folder in either place. Yet I
            >> was using DW 8 for a year or so, and DW MX 2004 before that, on the
            >> old system, and for a few days on the new system. I don't understand
            >> why this folder is suddenly required.
            • 3. Re: DW 8 won't launch, forces exit--Mac
              Level 7
              Daiya,

              Glad to hear that you worked it out. Thank you for posting a detailed
              followup for anyone that is following this thread now, or may read it in
              the future.

              > Caused by user error--I had moved the applications--and combining each
              > application folder into a joint Macromedia folder was safe enough, but
              > removing the actual DW application from the DW folder was *not*
              > okay--although I had left the config folder in the same place,
              > apparently changing the relationship between the app and the folder
              > messed it up. I re-assembled the multitude of folders and all works now.

              Yes, the application Configuration folder must be in the same folder as
              the executable.

              Thanks,
              Randy