I have a new MAC Catalina version 15.20.7 I got it in April 2020, I havce been told by Apple support that teh o/s in this Catalina issue is ahead of some of the software applications and fixes will be coming in due course ???
I ahve a Dreamweaver problem where i have what i thinks are saved filkes within folders completed. I find when i go back to them a few days/ weeks/ months later they are corrupted with errors and missing files within folders and extra tags all across my html files. But the corruption is all the same. I keep thinking it's me with finger issues, but after weeks /months of this i am giving up and asking for help. I have a desription ready to pass up what I have found, I have screen shots i will upload showing the extra tags in the HTML file, plus a screen shot showing the missing index files within my folders , listed in my web site tree listing.
I have been asked and completed reverted to version 19 and it was suggested i try version 18 , but i have not done version 18 as i have no faith in the dreamweaver and Catalina working together 100% sorry !!!!
I live in hope someone out there in the land of www , can help me as I am SLOWLY going nuts dealing with this issue.
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If files are becoming corrupted, I am doubting this is a Dreamweaver issue. It sounds to me like an OS issue. Have you tried opening up the Disk Utility and running First Aid on your primary hard drive?
Also from what I see in your screenshots I just see some issues with extra tags, not necessarily file corruption. Is that the issue you are experiencing? Is it only with a particular site, or all sites? Particular files/all files? What steps are you taking that reproduce the issue? I have a Mac myself and can try to replicate to help out and see if this is a bigger issue.
Thank you again Ben.
I have run teh first aid on all disc's all successful.
Based on what you are saying that this is happening most often when you use find and replace, can you post what you were using in Find and Replace? That is likely causing your issue.
However, I am concerned that you are getting crash reports on your Mac as there could be underlying issues on your machine that need to be repaired and I think your support company is confusing an issue that arose early in Catalina development. To make a long-story short, Catalina was the first Mac OS to not have backwards compatibility with older 32-bit applications and only newer 64-bit applications will work. Many software companies have had to update their software as a result but Adobe's software has been 64-bit for quite awhile as this is usually anticipated and coordinated with larger developers in cooperation with the OS development. Companies like Adobe in this instance would likely include Microsoft for Office, etc. Here is Adobe's documentation on Catalina compatibility that was last updated in January of this year ( https://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/fix-macos-64-bit-compatibility-errors.html ).
We can try to work through the find and replace, but if that does not solve your issue and you have been getting crash reports, you may need to look to your Apple support to backup your user files and re-install the OS because your computer should not be restarting enough that you are sending off multiple crash reports. I've been a Mac user myself and have seen ups and downs of Apple's hardware/software and sometimes this is necessary, but as a whole, it's not normal to have that behavior.
If your Mac will not turn off I would say things have gone too far and unfortunately, if your support hasn't suggested this before I would stop paying for them moving forward.
At this point, not knowing where the issue began, I would say the time machine backups are probably not reliable. So anything important (files, docs, pictures, dw sites, etc.) should be backed up to a USB drive at this point. Then I would recommend re-installing Catalina and starting over.
When you say 'your Mac wont turn off'....are you holding the power button of the back on the Mac down for long enough, it takes some time to react? It's not really the way I would advise turning a Mac off though as that should be done through the Apple icon on the tool bar > 'Shut Down' however your Mac may have become 'stuck' and needs force quiting by holdng down the power button on the back of it.
I'm not a Dreamweaver user any longer but it sounds very suspicious that Dreamweaver would be causing all the issues you describe BUT its always a possibility of course. Catalina should be pretty stable by now, its a year old but software companies could still be making their products fully compatible. Dreamweaver is notoriously slow in terms of bringing out updates, so could be lagging a little behind in this department. I know the Dreamweaver technical team is currently working to upgrade parts of it and has put other important features on hold.
Have you tried editing your files in another web-editor for a short period of time, perhaps Brackets, another Adobe product, but free. Using another editor may go some way to establishing if its a Dreaweaver/Catalina issue or just a Mac OS issue.
Thank you for your time Osgood.
Ref my not powering down issue, I had a chat with my MAC shop I bought it from, spoke to thir tech man, who was bvery helpful and patient.
He heard my tale of woe!!, he suggested we look in the energy saver section in System Preferences. I explained I was a stand alone home user , using Wi Fy only and use the local doc folder to save all mt web folders in.
Hence ni eithernet cables etc.
He suggested that I UN-TICK THE BOX = Wake fir Network access.
Problem is now under obbsevation, I hope to prove issue am tomorrow,
Will keep you posted
Keep safe and thank you for your time and thoughts
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It's easy to blame the software. But I honestly don't think DW is corrupting files. I have used DW for 2 decades on various operating systems and NEVER had corrupted HTML files after saving to my primary hard drive. If files are corrupting after save, that implies there's another issue like a bad hard drive.
Ensure you are working in a defined local site folder that resides on your primary HD. DO NOT use networked or cloud drives as your local site folder.
Use the validation services below to check your code often, fix all reported errors.
Sudden unusual behavior in DW? Try Restore Preferences.
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Nancy, good Afternoon, Evening, Morning, not sure where you are on my planet.
I spoke to my Mac supplier and he took me throught a main diagnostic program :-
Power down .
Power Up and press D / d (case did not matter) until you see the language menu then release.
Choose your language my was ENGLISH.
2-3 miunutes later all done No Faults Found.
He then sent me a link to do the memory test, 20 minutes later all good and I saved the log.
He thinks the problem is as he has had Adobe application issues with other customers, is the Catalina version OS, I am on version 7, has backword compatible issues with 32 / 64 bit adobe applications. It's an Adobe issue??, so it seems.
I am gong back to Adobe now but I will THANK YOU, and USE your checking links as from now on.
I normaly use the new to me (I am ex version 10 only Dremweaver) facility in Dreamweaver,
the Green Tick and Red cross at the bottom of the view screen
Thank you agin for your time and yhoughts on my matter. I will keep you posted.
No this is not an Adobe 32-bit problem unless you're using older software.
Creative Cloud software since 2019 is compatible with Catalina.