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Dreamweaver won't open html files

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So the title basically says it all. Dreamweaver won't open HTML files (it will oddly open php files though)

I find the HTML file I want to edit, Dreamweaver successfully opens but just lands on the home screen and doesn't open the file.

I try to open it again. nothing.

I try to create a new file, save it and all the HTML code disappears in the editor and I am unable to edit or add anything. If I close out of dreamweaver and try to open the new file, Dreamweaver will open but not open the file.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Dreamweaver. Nothing.

I went into my systems Library and deleted all my preferences. Nothing.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Java. Nothing.

So basically I can't use Dreamweaver to do my work and I can't figure out why. HELP!

System:

MacOS 10.14.5

Dreamweaver 19.2

I figured out the issue. Turns out Dreamweaver doesn't open any files saved on network, cloud drives, or cloud back-up even if the files are stored on the local drive only syncing with the "non-local" storage upon change.

Here is what I concluded,

Open from NAS = Fail

Open from iCloud Drive = Fail

Open from Google Drive = Fail

Open from Creative Cloud Drive = Fail

Drag file to Desktop and Open = Successful

If this is some how a "feature" and not a bug (since every other CC app can open non-local files), may I suggest you add an error prompt.

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Dreamweaver won't open html files

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So the title basically says it all. Dreamweaver won't open HTML files (it will oddly open php files though)

I find the HTML file I want to edit, Dreamweaver successfully opens but just lands on the home screen and doesn't open the file.

I try to open it again. nothing.

I try to create a new file, save it and all the HTML code disappears in the editor and I am unable to edit or add anything. If I close out of dreamweaver and try to open the new file, Dreamweaver will open but not open the file.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled Dreamweaver. Nothing.

I went into my systems Library and deleted all my preferences. Nothing.

I uninstalled and reinstalled Java. Nothing.

So basically I can't use Dreamweaver to do my work and I can't figure out why. HELP!

System:

MacOS 10.14.5

Dreamweaver 19.2

I figured out the issue. Turns out Dreamweaver doesn't open any files saved on network, cloud drives, or cloud back-up even if the files are stored on the local drive only syncing with the "non-local" storage upon change.

Here is what I concluded,

Open from NAS = Fail

Open from iCloud Drive = Fail

Open from Google Drive = Fail

Open from Creative Cloud Drive = Fail

Drag file to Desktop and Open = Successful

If this is some how a "feature" and not a bug (since every other CC app can open non-local files), may I suggest you add an error prompt.

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Hi there,

Thank you for performing the initial troubleshooting process. I looked for similar information and found this postDreamweaver CC Won't Open Files that I think has the answer to your question. Please try the solutions mentioned in the thread and let us know if this works for you.

Please let us know if you face any issues with this. We'd be happy to help.

Thanks,

Harshika

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I figured out the issue. Turns out Dreamweaver doesn't open any files saved on network, cloud drives, or cloud back-up even if the files are stored on the local drive only syncing with the "non-local" storage upon change.

Here is what I concluded,

Open from NAS = Fail

Open from iCloud Drive = Fail

Open from Google Drive = Fail

Open from Creative Cloud Drive = Fail

Drag file to Desktop and Open = Successful

If this is some how a "feature" and not a bug (since every other CC app can open non-local files), may I suggest you add an error prompt.

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well, here I'm on windwo 10 last update, if files are set in properties dialog box to be opened by CC 2019.

if an HTML file is present on a NAS (Synology in that case), I close everything, I double click on an HTML file, it will launch DW and open the file as expected ?

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Is that a question or a statement...

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it's a fact... it is something that I can do, reproduce and note

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You shouldn't put a question mark at the end of your fact. That makes it...a question.

Reproduce and note away on your Windows 10 system. Since the issue is presenting itself on a MacOS system which CC applications are separately developed for, the only thing your anecdotal evidence has to add to this conversation is that it is most likely is a bug.

If Adobe's track record is anything to go by, I will see Dreamweaver implementing self writing code before I see a fix for this.

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A space before a question mark usually means 'how come?' which is a question.


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My HTML files were on a local disk and had exactly the same issues as OP's.

However the folder had the vertical bar | symbol in  the pathname and Dreamweaver couldn't process this. I removed the vertical bars from the pathname and all is working as it should.

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