Support has advised that they have not found the issue and to use the older version for now if it is working for me. I am still willing to try a few tricks today to see if I can isolate the problem rather than just pass.
A side point.. I always have to open a file in the target directory before I can assess the Webassist extensions. That part is not in the manual.
If could issolate the part that is tripping the error that might also help. Ray what is your best guess? And if I have to go back a version what other issues should I avoid/anticipate.
1. no search page/function
2. no dynamic menu
3. something else?