My Dreamweaver CS5 program has lost the designer.xml file

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May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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I happen to be out of town (away from my purchased software disks) and my program won't open. The error message says it needs the designer.xml file.  Is that a file I can get and upload to correct this.

    Thanks for any help you all can assist me with,

Betsy

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Is this by chance a parsing error on the file?  If so it means your custom layout in DW has become corrupted, but if you delete the user config folder and just use the default layouts you will be fine. https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/re-create-dreamweaver-user-configuration.html

 

If that is the not the error, please post the exact error you are receiving and OS and we can try to help you troubleshoot further.

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Jun 03, 2022 Jun 03, 2022

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XML parsing fatal error: Invalid document structure.Line 1., file C\USeruseAppdatRoaminAdobe\dreamweaver CSS\em_US\ConfiguratioWorkspacDesigner.eml

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May 26, 2022 May 26, 2022

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Your Workspace is corrupted, that's all.  It's no great tragedy.  Simply select or create a new Workspace.

 

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Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jun 03, 2022 Jun 03, 2022

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I don't see workspace anywhere on my screends.  I have Windows 10 Home. is that the issue?  And I have found Task View and started a new screen but no luck getting it to open.
when I get home will I be able to reload Dreamweaver from the disk.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 03, 2022 Jun 03, 2022

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The options should be under Window > Workspace Layout...

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The name in the top of the application window that Nancy shows as "MyWorkspace" will change depending on what you have selected in the Workspace Layout menu.. 

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Jun 03, 2022 Jun 03, 2022

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But I can't even open DW. I'll check if I can do that in another program and then open Dreamweaver.

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Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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I think I will have to reload the program when I get home.  Should I uninstall it first and then load it from the disc's I have?

What program is a replacement for Dreamweaver if I choose to update and get a new one.  And where is the place to get it at the lostest cost.?

Thanks,

   Betsy

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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CC 2021 is the latest release version.  DW is not receiving any new features.  It is only minimally maintained now.

 

CC All Apps Plan is a bundle of 51 apps & services for mobile & desktop

https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/plans.html

 

Single Apps cost approx $21/month for a 12 month subscription.  Or $31 for month-to-month lease.

 

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-- Adobe Dreamweaver CC - https://www.adobe.com/products/dreamweaver.html
-- Atom (free) - https://atom.io/
-- Codespaces (free, browser-based) - https://github.com/features/codespaces
-- Nova (Mac only, formerly called Coda) - https://nova.app/
-- Pinegrow - https://pinegrow.com/
-- Sublime Text - http://www.sublimetext.com/
-- Visual Studio Code (free) - https://code.visualstudio.com/
-- Wappler ~ Visual Web App Builder - https://wappler.io/
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Hope that helps.

 

Nancy O'Shea, Adobe Product User & Community Professional
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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Thanks Nancy,

  If I reload DW do I have to uninstall first?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2022 Jun 06, 2022

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Before uninstall/reinstall, try restoring preferences.

Turn on your operating system's hidden files, then follow the instructions here: https://helpx.adobe.com/dreamweaver/kb/restore-preferences-dreamweaver.html 

That may take care of it without needing your original disks. If that doesn't work, uninstall using the Cleaner Tool and reinstall from your original disks...

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html 

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Jun 05, 2022 Jun 05, 2022

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What program is a replacement for Dreamweaver if I choose to update and get a new one.  And where is the place to get it at the lostest cost.?

Thanks,

   Betsy


By @Betsy24618192tyr6

 

 

I changed about 4 years ago to Wappler. Started a YouTube playlist here.

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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