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Installing New Extensions

Thread began 9/09/2009 11:54 am by mcgrody377583 | Last modified 9/14/2009 11:17 am by Ray Borduin | 2402 views | 7 replies |

mcgrody377583

Installing New Extensions

I have built a very large site with Menu Writer 2.0.1. If I install 2.0.2, will the menu that I developed with 2.0.1 be recognized by 2.0.2 so that I can make modifications to the existing site menu?

Also, given all of the problems that seem to exist with your upgrades, what can you advise me to insure that I have a smooth transition from my currently installed products: Menu Writer 2.0.1, CSS Sculptor 2.0.3, Site Assist 1.0.5 and Surveyor 1.0.3.

Also, when in the Extension Manager, should I "disable" or "remove" the existing version before I install the upgrade version?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Almost all of the problems associated with installing Updates stem from Installing the update over the previous version and The Dreamweaver Cache file in the users configuration folder.


before installing an update, in Dreamweaver CS4, go to Window -> Workspace Layouts -> Reset '<Your Lauout name>'. The Close Dreamweaver.

You should uninstall the previous version from the extension manager.

After installing the update, go to the configuration folder and delete the Dreamweaver cache file, more information can be found here:
common_installation_issues.pdf


2.0.2 will recognize menus created with a previous version, this will not be an issue.

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mcgrody377583

Installing extensions

I have Dreamweaver CS3. You made reeference to CS4 in your response. Do your instructions hold for CS3?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

all except the following:
in Dreamweaver CS4, go to Window -> Workspace Layouts -> Reset '<Your Lauout name>'.

there are no workspace layouts in CS3.


all of the other information is still valid.

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mcgrody377583

Installing extensions

You indicate that after installing an extension you should do the following:
"After installing the update, go to the configuration folder and delete the Dreamweaver cache file, more information can be found here:
http://assets.webassist.com/technote...ion_issues.pdf".

Assuming I have four extensions installed and only upgrade one of those extensions, how are the remaining three extensions effected by the deletion of the Dreamweaver cache file.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

deleting the cache file has no effect on your installed extensions. It is a file used by Dreamweaver to cache scripts that the extensions run. If the file does not exist, Dreamweaver will recreate it. if it does exist, and you use the updated extensions, it may be using the cached script for the previous version which will cause errors.

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mcgrody377583

Installing Extension

You indicated that before you install an upgrade, you should "completely uninstall" the previous version. The only two choices I have in Adobe Extension Manager are: "disable" or "remove". Is removing the old extension the same as "completely uninstalling"? Or, is there more that I need to do to "completly remove" the old version?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

"remove" is correct. Make sure it does not appear in the list after you are done and you can be assured it is completely uninstalled.

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