Dreamweaver right click and extension problem


I am using an inherited installation of Dreamweaver MX and recently have some problems when right clicking files in the file list, or using the menus. I get javascript errors

I think this installation used to have extensions installed but it got corrupted a while ago and I had to reconfigure it .  Now no extensions show in the extension manager but I have not disabled or uninstalled any.

The problems with the right clicking started when I downloaded and installed Dreamweaver MX 2004 Updater

I have read somewhere that to resolve this issue I need to disable the extensions, but cannot locate them, even though I am pretty sure that the previous user had them installed

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You could try reinstalling DW (it usually clears all these little problems).

Before you do that, you may want to back-up your site definitions. Here is how:

Also, you can reach the extension manager from outside DW (through te start menu). For some crazy reason, sometimes it helps:
Start > Program Files > Macromedia > Extension Manager

Best regards,

beechfielderAuthor Commented:
HI  Esopo

If I reinstall will it find the existing extensions automatically?

I would like to use them

Many thanks
I don't know about that, but I would advise you reinstall them as well.
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beechfielderAuthor Commented:

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Dreamweaver. However the problem with right clicking in the site window remains.  I have accessed the extension manager from outside the program but still the extensions do not show.  I am looking for a way to uninstall the updater.  

I cannot reach the extensions to uninstall
Sorry for my late reply, I've been thinking about your problem.

Can you be more specific on the javscript error that you are getting?

I looked through the Macromedia support site and couldn't find anything realted to your problem.

Try re-installing the extensions you already had so that you can uninstall them through the extension manager. The extensions are usually stored here:
C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver MX 2004\Downloaded Extensions

Also, have a read about javascripts errors, maybe you can find something there that will help you:

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beechfielderAuthor Commented:
Thanks Esopo, much appreciated

The downloaded extensions folder is empty, even though yesterday I downloaded a flyout menu extension, which now shows in the extension manager but not in that folder

The errors are:
on right clicking the files in site window

While executing DWContext_LocalSite_RevertFile enabled in menus, the following JavaScript error(s) occurred: TypeError: site.canDoRevertFileDlg is not a function

Also when trying to use the file menu in the site window I get a similar error

While executing DWSieFileMenuPopup_RevertFile enabled in menus, the following JavaScript error(s) occurred: TypeError: site.canDoRevertFileDlg is not a function

This was all after downloading the 6.1 updater but I cannot find a way to uninstall this.

I have restored XP to an earlier time but not luck

I'm guessing here, but it sounds like the updater killed your extensions and the menu engine is trying to connect to one of those  extensions, hence giving you the error.
DW uses Javascript to deal with extensions (extensions are actually coded in Javascript), so that error that you are getting is a perfectly standard DW functionality error.

Do you know what extensions you had? Try downloading them again.
There is also another extensions folder I found while snooping around:
C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Extension Manager\Downloaded Extensions

Maybe you can find your extensions there. If not, try downloading a random extension (and remember the exact file name) so that you can do a file search to spot the folder that DW is using to store the extensions.

I have a hunch that once you reinstall the missing extensions, you'll be ok.

I'm also thinking about resetting the menu configuration file, but I suggest you give the extensions deal a try first.

Good luck!
beechfielderAuthor Commented:
Thank you for all your help, I am going to try what you suggest and will get back to you soon
beechfielderAuthor Commented:
Hi Esopo

Well I searched on .mxp files and found and reinstalled the extensions (PHAkt)

This had no effect on the problem, so I disabled them, still no luck and the problem still occurs

I agree, it seems to be definitely something to do with the updater.  I am not sure if there is a way to disable it, I have searched but cannot find anything.

I was wondering about your second solution.  I can live with the problem if necessary but would prefer to have the right click functionality if possible (mind you now am used to uploading using ctl-shift-u. Nothing like a nice keyboard shortcut I always think!

Thanks again for all your help
beechfielderAuthor Commented:
Hi Esopo

Still haven't resolved it but thanks for all your help.  I have given the points, but if you do know how I might progress from here, please let me know


Thanks for the points! Now I feel even more tied to finding you a solution ;)

When DW doesn't find the config files, it just recreates them. I would suggest that you try renaming the DW config folder and let DW create a new one, probably disregarding the extensions. Here is how to go about it:

(From the Macromedia site):

Try recreating the Dreamweaver user configuration folder.


   1. Close Dreamweaver
   2. Browse to the following folder:
      C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver MX 2004
   3. Rename the folder "Dreamweaver MX 2004 OLD"
   4. Restart Dreamweaver and see if the problem persists.

http://www.macromedia.com/go/tn_19105  (the same link I posted above)

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