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I'm using Dreamweaver as the editor for my projects.

Recently I moved to Windows 7, the Dreamweaver software is installed without any error.

When I tried to open the files from Dreamweaver file->open menu it stops working and closes by itself.

This is really annoying. Sometimes I'm losing data also.

The same setup file is working fine in Windows XP.

Is there any chance to fix this problem? (except upgrading the Dreamweaver software to newer version)

Thanks in advance.

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Before installing or upgrading anything, try this: Locate DreamWeaver's executable, right-click it and select the "Compatibility" tab. There, select XP version (try various service packs):

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Click OK to save, and then run the application.

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Thanks for that really useful thing accepted as answer :). –  srinivas Aug 29 '10 at 13:24
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  1. Locate dreamweaver.exe in Dreamweaver's folder inside Program Files.
  2. Right click the file and choose Troubleshoot compatbility.
  3. Follow the steps - it will look something like this:

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Same issue here. We simply moved it into an XP vmware. If you do not have Vmware, simply use the Win 7 "XP mode": http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-PC/download.aspx

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XP Mode is only available for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate. If you have Home Premium/Basic, you'll have to download and set it up yourself, and supply an XP CD and License Key. –  Force Flow Aug 27 '10 at 22:11
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From what others folks in saying on various forums, it looks like you'll need the 8.0.2 update for dreamweaver and compatibility mode set to XP SP2 (see Traveling Tech Guy's post)

If that doesn't work, or try here: http://www.nickbartlett.com/wordpress/dreamweaver-8-crashes-or-shuts-down-on-windows-7/

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