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Any explanation or solution to this error message in Dreamweaver 8


stevenb 1959

4:50 pm on Dec 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I get the following error message when I open my Dreamweaver 8 program:
<-----Start of Error Message-------->

The following JaveScript error(s) occurred:
At line 56 of file "C:\Program Files\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\Shared\Common\Scripts\dwscriptsExtData.js";
ReferenceError: dwscripts is not defined

<-----End of Error Message-------->

It used to work ok in the past.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


6:00 pm on Dec 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Sounds like you'll need to re-install


2:32 pm on Jan 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Happened to me before. Thsi works (taken from a different forum):

"Fortunately, the fix is easy. Exit DW, delete the WinFileCache*.dat file in the Configuration folder, and then restart DW.

When tracking down this problem I found posts from other people who recommended deleting the entire Configuration folder. This works but you end up deleting more files than you really need to.

The WinFileCache*.dat file will be recreated next time you start DW 8.

NOTE: The "Application Data" folder is hidden by default, so you'll need to change your Windows Explorer Folder Options to View Hidden Folders.

Always remember to back up your Dreamweaver 8 folder before deleting files!"


6:04 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

This just happened to me and deleting the file didn't do it. I deleted the entire directory "Configuration" and that fixed it. I am on DW 8.0.1 Win XP. You will have to re-enable your extensions, but I did not lose my sites. You may want to back up sites first though to be safe. Good free tool here:



6:22 pm on Apr 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Like I said:

Always remember to back up your Dreamweaver 8 folder before deleting files!


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