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Form Builder Adds Additional Folders To Includes

Thread began 9/11/2009 6:14 pm by lee266802 | Last modified 10/03/2009 12:35 am by lee266802 | 3157 views | 11 replies |

lee266802

Form Builder Adds Additional Folders To Includes

I have applied a form builder form and the includes folder (CSSFormBuilder) has had extra folders from elsewhere on my hard drive copied to it (See attached jpg file). Wierd behaviour,

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Dani Chankhour

I have not seen such behavior before.

Try deleting the CSSFormBuilder folder and adding a form again.

I don't think the problem is related to CSS Form Builder.

I would make a copy of that folder to not loose any information.

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lee266802

Originally Said By: Dani Chankhour
  I have not seen such behavior before.

Try deleting the CSSFormBuilder folder and adding a form again.

I don't think the problem is related to CSS Form Builder.

I would make a copy of that folder to not loose any information.  



I did this and it did the same again. If I export the design, those folders and files are included in the resultant zip file. Very wierd.

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lee266802

I have deleted the Form Design from the Preset Manager and recreated it again and it seems OK now. I have no idea how that happened.

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lee266802

I spoke too soon... There is something seriously wrong here. I just tried to edit the design of the form. When I tried to save the preset, it tried to copy the entire contents of my C drive to the CSSFormBuilder/FD_XXXXX_Default folder.

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Jimmy Wu

Are you able to apply the form without saving the preset?

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Dani Chankhour

Could you please list the steps that you have take to get this result.

I did some testing on Vista/CS4 with exporting and importing and i was not able to reproduce this issue. And if you can also attach the export of the form, which could help in debugging the issue.

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lee266802

I have attached the form contents preset that I use.

First I click on the Insert CSS Form button. Then I select "Firth Web Works" from the "Choose a form" drop down and then for "Choose a design" I leave it at the default "New From Blank".

The form is added to the page.

Next I click on the form and click on the "Edit Design" button in the properties panel.

But from here it's not always the same. Sometimes it will save it OK for a number of edits, but then, it attempts to copy my entire C drive to the CSSFormBuilder/FD_XXXXX_Default folder and Dreamweaver stops responding.

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form_contents.zip
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Jimmy Wu

Your configuration folder may have become corrupted. You can rename the configuration folder to have Dreamweaver recreate it. Close Dreamweaver and go to:

WinXP
-DW8
--C:\Documents and Settings\<Your User Name>\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8
-DWCS3
--C:\Documents and Settings\<Your User Name>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9
-DWCS4
--C:\Documents and Settings\<Your User Name>\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4\en_US

Win Vista
-DW8
--C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8
-DWCS3
--C:Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver 9
-DWCS4
--C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4\en_US


Mac OSX;
-DW8
--Hard disk: Users: <Your User Name>: Library: Application Support: Macromedia: Dreamweaver 8
-DWCS3
--Hard disk: Users: <Your User Name>: Library: Application Support: Adobe: Dreamweaver 9
-DWCS4
--Hard disk: Users: <Your User Name>: Library: Application Support: Adobe: Dreamweaver CS4: en_US

(Please note that <Your User Name> Should be replaced with the User name you use to log into your computer)

Rename the configuration folder to configuration_back. This will have the effect of disabling all of the installed extensions. You should open the extension manager and remove all extensions to clear the extension mangers cache. After removing the extensions you can then reinstall them making sure to download the latest versions from your order history.

NOTE:
On Windows Computers, The AppData or Application Data folders may be set to be hidden.

To View Hidden Folders in Windows Vista:
1) In The Windows Explorer, Click the "Organize" button
2) Select "Folders And Search Options"
3) Select the "View" tab
4) Click the "Show Hidden Folders And Files" radio button.

To View Hidden Folders in Windows XP:
1) On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
2)Click the View tab.
3) Under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.

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lee266802

Well Jimmy, I've just spent hours doing as you suggested (I have a lot of extensions) all to no avail. It still does happens. I have narrowed it down a little as to what causes this behaviour.

If I edit the any part of the forms using the preset manager it seems to work OK. But this means if I want to change anything on a form I have to first delete it and then make my changes using the preset manager, then add the form again to the page.

If I add a form and then try to edit it using the properties panel, it happens. It starts to copy the entire contents of my C drive into the CSSFormBuilder folder and Dreamweaver stops responding. The other wierd thing is it doesn't do it every single time. I might get one or two good edits in before it happens.

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