Dreamweaver crashes and won't open again: How to fix it

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  • KwitkoKwitko Sheriff of Banning (Retired) By the thing near the stuff Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    It's not a bug, it's an undocumented feature to keep coders from writing bad CSS.
    ErrorNullTurnip
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Or, you know, you could just not use Dreamweaver and use a real API like Visual Studio.

    :troll:
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Or you could know that Visual Studio isn't an API.

    :troll:
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Real developers use vim and their brains

    :nerdtroll:
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    I thought real developers used notepad and a cmd box.
  • QuadWhoreQuadWhore Toledo, Ohio, U.S. Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    I got ninja'd by K. Real developers use notepad. I used notepad for 8 years.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    ardichoke wrote:
    Real developers use vim and their brains

    :nerdtroll:
    vim nothing. Use the original vi or GTFO. Also, Emacs is for babies.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Does it corrupt the CSS in any visible way? In other words, if you know CSS, can you fix it? Or does it actually corrupt the file itself?
  • ThraxThrax 🐌 Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Sounds like it corrupts the encoding of the file.
  • Sledgehammer70Sledgehammer70 California Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Sounds like a few people go owned... Nice read tho
  • jaredjared College Station, TX Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Yeah you really need to ditch Dreamweaver.

    If you like the IDE feel and are on OSX, you can try WebStorm
    http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/tools-and-tips/quick-tip-my-favorite-new-ide-web-storm/

    otherwise stick to Textmate ^_^
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    I MEANT IDE. Not API.

    Though you could technically say Visual Studio - API for .net apps.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Notepad++ is my IDE. It hasn't corrupted a CSS file yet. ;)
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    CS3 also has an awesome bug where, if your CSS file hits exactly at an 8k border (Any exact multiple of 8192 bytes), it will crash when trying to open the file.

    Open the file in notepad, add a space anywhere and save. Boom. Everything's fine again.
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    With IDEs like this who needs enemies?

    Bluefish has never corrupted a file on me, or crashed for that matter :D
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    @GHoosdum No, it's not visible. I'm not even sure where the corruption is happening; it could be in DW's site data.

    I use Coda at home on my Mac mini and it's infinitely superior in every way. I hate coming to the office on Monday and going back to Dreamweaver.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    @Alex Wow, I wonder if that's related to the problem I'm seeing here.
  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Wut? Meechigan Icrontian
    edited March 2010
    Lincoln wrote:
    @Alex Wow, I wonder if that's related to the problem I'm seeing here.

    It definitely sounds like a different issue. There's no file corruption going on with the 8k bug from what I've seen.
  • edited March 2010
    Wow - Awesome Dreamweaver fix. I was working on a web redesign project for a client, and my Dreamweaver crashed. Could not open CSS file. Very frustrating. Changed folder name and copy CSS files over. Good to go. Thanks Guys! Orlando Web Design
  • edited May 2010
    You just saved me a countless number of hours and frustration, so I thought a thank you was in order. Soo ... Thank you.
  • edited December 2010
    thank you so much for posting this. I spent so much time trying to figure it all out. I finally narrowed it down to 1 line in my css that was messing things up! so crazy! I just retyped that line and now it works fine. So thanks for posting this!
  • Your solution worked in seconds. Thanks so much.
  • Straight_ManJohn Danielson II Geeky, in my own way Naples, FL Icrontian
    For what it is worth, I have never crashed DW CS6 that way.
  • It's magic!!!
    I reinstall CS3 and Dreamweaver still not start, but when i put a bar in front of the working directory surprize!!!
    Many thanks, man!
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