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New Dreamweaver install still get menu.bak to menu.xml error

New Here ,
Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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So I've seen this topic covered before and I have yet to see a concrete soluttion.

Trying to get Dreamweaver to work on Monterey 12.4 on an M1Pro.

Uninstalled Entire Adobe Suite

Followed directions for and ran Cleaner

Reinstalled CC app

reinstalled Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom and Dreamweaver.

They all opened fine.

 

Go to open Dreamweaver and I get the "dreamweaver encountered problems while constructing... rename menus.bak to menus.xml" message

When I go to where it says I see a DIRECTORY and not a file that says .bak. Inside the directory is an menus.xml file. I cannot move or replace anything. It says I don't have permission. (?)

 

 

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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Sounds like you have a bad installation.  Are you on an Apple M1 Chip?

https://helpx.adobe.com/download-install/kb/apple-silicon-m1-chip.html

 

To run installers and plugins on M1, use Rosetta 2.

 

Your Mac user profile must have full read/write/save permissions on disks to properly install and use software. 

https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-permissions-for-files-folders-or-disks-mchlp1203/mac

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Jun 01, 2022 Jun 01, 2022

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According to this page : 

https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-permissions-for-files-folders-or-disks-mchlp1203/mac

it says all these apps run natively on my M1, so I shouldn't need Rosetta.

 

As for permisssions, they are set to read/write for me. Should "everyone" be changed to read/write? 

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As I said, on M1 chip you may need Rosetta 2 to support installers and plugins. But once installed, DW is natively compatible with M1 chip. 

 

I don't use a Mac M1 so I'm no expert.  But if I understand it correctly, Rosetta 2 when installed will run on its own when needed.  If it's not installed, you'll see an Apple prompt to get it.

 

As for permissions, if you're the only user of this computer, you should have full administrative permissions.  And you should be installing software and site folders on your primary disk -- not externals or cloud drives.

 

After installilng, did you restart your computer?

 

 

Nancy O'Shea— Product User, Community Expert & Moderator
Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Thanks for your advice. I dropped the job I would use it for so I don't need dreamweaver anymore. Why everything else installed properly and not that is just dumb. 

 

Back to Wordpress world. Yay!

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Back to Wordpress world. Yay!


By @madpursglove

 

When there are so many modern options out there?

 

For starters, VS Code is free of charge and with the many addons available, much more powerful than DW ever was.

 

If you want to make life easier, have a look at Wappler.

 

Wappler, the only real Dreamweaver alternative.

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