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Disable DMXzone Updater message

“Definitely do not want to install the DMXzone Updater?”

Question:


How can I prevent the popup message "You haven't installed yet the new DMXzone Updater Extension" from appearing?

Answer:


The DMXzone Updater is the easiest way to keep up to date with extension updates. If DMXzone extensions have been installed, but the DMXzone Updater wasn't, the following message will display when starting Dreamweaver:

You haven't installed yet the new DMXzone Updater Extension!
We highly recommend it so you can always keep your extensions up to date!Would like to see more info?

If for some reason you do not want to install the DMXzone Updater, the only way to disable the popup-message is by manually deleting 2 files from the Installation folders.

Delete the file dmxUpdChk_onOpen.htm from the Configuration/commands folder.
Delete the file dmxUpdChk_onStartUp.htm from the Configuration/startup folder.

The location of the Configuration folder depends on Dreamweaver version and Operating System. Please have a look at the overview below.

  • For Dreamweaver CS4/CS5:

    • Vista/Windows 7: 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/Windows 7: 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/Windows 7: 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 :

Patrick Julicher

Patrick JulicherPatrick started developing websites at the age of 25, only using HTML and building simple websites. Through the years his passion for designing and developing grew, and his career moved in that direction in the year 2004, when he decided to try and get a job in ICT and Web Development.
He got this chance at WE ICT, based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. For the first couple of years he combined network management for customers with creating database-driven websites in ASP. Since 2008 his main work is on the developing part.
While ASP is still his favorite language, he's slowly trying to dive into ASP.NET and discover all of the possibilities.

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Too much pushy sales marketing

Too bad.  The updater is a good tool but it keeps trying to sell me extensions.  This has forced me to remove it.  I'll just update when I get an email letting me know there's an update.  If I need an extension, I'll find it.  I don't need any nagware letting me know when new extensions are available.  If you ever remove this very annoying feature, let us know please.

constantly comes back after any update of a DMXzone extension

annoying opening message

It always comes back after an update of any DMXzone extension is installed. This article does not solve this spamlike automatism. We are not alone who want this thing removed once and for all!

useless extension - and it never goes away

although this article describes how to un-install this annoying crap, it always comes back again! I have done this now for the third time and today - there it is again! It seems that it re-installs without asking after each update you do with any DMX zone extension.

I consider this a severe manipulation of Adobe's dreamwever. Developers should delete this nonsense. It is enough to get notified via email.

I certainly won't buy any new extension from DMXzone until this client - teasing nonsense has gone forever.