When you got foloowing error at opening of Dream weaver,

The following Javascript 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 Follw the following step. Vista no longer has “Documents and Settings” but uses the folder “Users” instead. There isn’t a “Application Data” folder either. Now it is called AppData. You would think replacing those would due the trick but we’re not done yet.Inside of AppData there are three folders, at least in my configuration: Local, LocalLow, and Roaming. I looked in Local intially because I don’t have much knowledge about the Roaming folder and didn’t think it had anything to do with where the Macromedia folder was located. Turns out…the Roaming folder is where you need to go. From here it is normal procedure. Go into Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8/Configuration and delete the “WinFileCache*.dat” file and restart DW. All should be fine…was for me.Here is the full directory structure, on my PC:bc. \\live\C\Users\kppatel\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Dreamweaver8\Configuration

11 Responses to “ReferenceError: dwscripts is not defined”


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  3. Carebear Says:

    And you so tried to do?

  4. Binod Says:

    thanks dude.. it worked out. my 2-3 days were wasted. thanks again

  5. Binod Says:

    File Location for Windows XP :
    C: >> Documents and Settings >> $USER >> Application Data >> Macromedia >> Dreamweaver 8 >> Configuration >> WinFileCache*.dat

  6. azwan Says:

    thanx dude. wasted 2-3 days as well reinstalling dw and removing other suspected apps as well.

  7. Lucas Says:

    Hello there,

    Seems like I have the same problem but on iMac Intel based using OS 10.5.8
    Anyone knows how do I identify the cache file and what is it called on Macs?

    Many thanks!

  8. JAy Says:

    Thank you so much, that did the trick and you saved me a lot of time I’m sure.

  9. Robert Says:

    Thanks for this saved me a load of time trouble shooting!

  10. ketscool Says:

    Thanks mate for your help……
    I was really worried about what to do and you made it so easy and clear…….

    Thanks & Regards
    Ketan

  11. Rupe Says:

    Yes that worked thanks v much!


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