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Clearing Dreamweaver's cache

When you experience weird JavaScript error messages like:

  • InitializeUI is not found error
  • While executing onLoad in somefile.js  JavaScript Error appeared. 
  • While executing onOpen in somefile.js  JavaScript Error appeared.
  • <!-- Search: somename, server behavior is not found
Or extensions interface do not appear or appear corrupted clearing the cache of Dreamweaver almost always solves it.

      Dreamweaver's cache is kept in a file in its Configuration folder. That file name depends on OS:

  • For Windows  it is WinFileCache-<randomString>.dat
  • For  MAC  it is MacFileCache-<randomString>.dat

      Deleting of that file clears the cache. After restarting Dreamweaver is creating new one. Location of the cache file differs for each version and operating system. Here is a list of locations depending on DW version and OS:

  • For Dreamweaver CC:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CC\<language>\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CC\<language>Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver CC : <language> : Configuration :


  • For Dreamweaver CS6:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS6\<language>\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS6\<language>Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver CS6 : <language> : Configuration :

  • For Dreamweaver CS5.5:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS5.5\<language>\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS5.5\<language>Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver CS5.5 : <language> : Configuration :
  • For Dreamweaver CS5:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS5\<language>\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS5\<language>Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver CS5 : <language> : Configuration :
  • For Dreamweaver CS4:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4\<language>\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4\<language>Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver CS4 : <language> : Configuration :

 

  • For Dreamweaver CS3:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9\Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Adobe : Dreamweaver 9 : Configuration :
  • For Dreamweaver 8 and below:

    • Vista, 7 & 8: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Dreamweaver <version>\Configuration\
    • XP: C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver <version>\Configuration\
    • MAC: MacHD : Users : <username> : Library : Application Support : Macromedia : Dreamweaver <version> : Configuration :

 NOTE:
             Locations for Vista apply to Windows 7 and 8 as well.

 Be aware that folders AppData in Vista and Application Data in Win XP are normally hidden. In order to unhidden them you need to:

  • For Vista, 7 & 8:

    • Open new Windows Explorer window.
    • Press Alt to reveal the text menu.
    • Choose "Folder Options" from "Tools" menu. In the pop-up window go to "View" tab.
    • In the list of options find "Hidden fles and folders" section and mark "Show hidden files and folders". Press ok to Apply the change and to cloce the pop-up.

  • For Windows XP:

    • Same as for Vista except that you don't need to press Alt in order to reveal the text menu. It is always visible

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Doesn't work

This doesn't work for me.

I now see the 960 Extension for the first time in dreamweaver, but still get Javascript error...

any suggestions?

This does not work. Clearing the .dat only work 25% of the time.

several times

i have tried this several times and still can't get this to work no matter how many times I've uninstalled, re-downloaded etc.  Very frustrating.