When I try to open Dreamweaver 8 it gets hung up on "Initializing Extension Data".

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Didn't work. When I open the extension manager, there is nothing in there. What to do?
bmbdezinesAsked:
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I Have Dont It! I think you sohuld take note of this or maybe add it to tutorials because this took me a while to understand and find out.

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The Dreamweaver 8.0.1 Updater resolved this issue for most users. Install the Dreamweaver 8.0.2 Updater as it includes all of the fixes in the 8.0.1 update, plus additional recommended fixes.
Try renaming the Dreamweaver user configuration folder, so that Dreamweaver will automatically generate a new user configuration folder the next time Dreamweaver launches. The Configuration folder is located here:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration
Recreate your Dreamweaver user settings in the registry as follows:
Launch the Registry Editor by clicking the Start button, choose Run, then type "regedit". In the Registry Editor, navigate to this folder:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8
Rename the "Dreamweaver 8" key to "DreamweaverOLD", so that Dreamweaver will automatically generate a new user settings key the next time you launch it.

Warning: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require reinstalling your operating system. Adobe does not guarantee that problems caused by editing the registry incorrectly can be resolved. Edit the registry at your own risk.
Recreate your Dreamweaver site definitions in the registry as follows. The steps below will delete your site definitions in Dreamweaver.
Launch the Registry Editor by clicking the Start button, choose Run, then type "regedit". In the Registry Editor, navigate to this folder:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Macromedia\Common\8\Sites
Rename the "Sites" key to "SitesOLD", so that Dreamweaver will automatically generate a new Sites key the next time you launch it.

Warning: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require reinstalling your operating system. Adobe does not guarantee that problems caused by editing the registry incorrectly can be resolved. Edit the registry at your own risk.
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The stage highlighted in red is the one that fixed it for me  thanks for helping me out guys  
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souseranCommented:
Have you installed the program updates?

Dreamweaver Support Center

http://www.adobe.com/support/dreamweaver/downloads_updaters.html
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gregwestmorelandCommented:
First question to ask? Do you have admin rights to install software.
Second question to ask? Are you using Windows, if you are then install the latest copy of Install Shield Wizard from Microsoft.
Third question? How many times have you tried to install this on top of each other? If you are using windows, do a system restore from a previous day before Dreamweaver Install, and then try it again.
Hope it works out for you. :)
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bmbdezinesAuthor Commented:
Yes. I just did. The problem still presists.
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souseranCommented:
Download and install the Microsoft Windows Install Cleanup Utility
 
http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/9/d/e9d80355-7ab4-45b8-80e8-983a48d5e1bd/msicuu2.exe

When you run the application, look for Dreamweaver. Click on Remove (Dreamweaver) and accept those changes.

Open Regedit, and search for Dreamweaver under HKCU\Software and HKLM\Software. Delete it. Reboot and retry the installation.
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souseranCommented:
@bmbdezines,

Congratulations. :-)

Don't forget to close your question. See this article from the Help page.

I answered my question myself. What do I do?

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hi70
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