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Accessing the Extension within Dreamweaver

This topic only applies to the Dreamweaver extension version of the product.  If you're using the Standalone version, see this topic.

This section details how to access the extension within Dreamweaver, including:

  • Inserting Slideshows
  • Editing Existing Slideshows

Addressing Javascript Errors When Working with the Dreamweaver Extension

If the Dreamweaver extension behaves in an unpredictable manner or generates Javascript error messages when performing routine tasks, you likely have a corrupted Dreamweaver javascript cache.  To reset the cache, do the following:

  • Close Dreamweaver.    This step is important!
  • Browse to the Dreamweaver Configuration folder.  Its location varies depending on the OS and the version of Dreamweaver:
    • Macintosh: /Users/{username}/Library/Application Support/Macromedia or Adobe/Dreamweaver {version}/Configuration/
      Important: Please note that this folder is NOT the /Library/Application Support/... folder; this is a separate folder.
    • Windows XP or 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Macromedia or Adobe\Dreamweaver {version}\Configuration\
    • Windows Vista or 7: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia or Adobe\Dreamweaver {version}\Configuration\
  • The folder path will include Macromedia if you have Dreamweaver MX, MX 2004, or 8.  Any later versions will include Adobe instead.
    The {version} value depends on your version of Dreamweaver; for Dreamweaver CS3, it will be Dreamweaver 9.
  • On Dreamweaver CS4, CS5 and higher, your path will likely include a language folder before the Configuration/ folder, like this: .../Dreamweaver {version}/en_US/Configuration... .  The en_US value will depend on your Dreamweaver's localization.
  • In the Configuration folder, locate the MacFileCache-xxxxx.dat file (Macintosh) or WinFileCache-xxxxx.dat (Windows).    The 'xxxxx' value will be a random string of several characters.
  • Remove this file
  • Restart Dreamweaver.  The cache file will be recreated, and the javascript errors should be disappear.

Note: By default, the settings folders mentioned above are hidden on Windows systems.  To make it visible, you must do the following: