You can customize Dreamweaver
in a multiuser operating system such as Microsoft® Windows® XP,
Windows Vista, or Mac OS® X. Dreamweaver prevents the customized
configuration of any user from affecting the configurations of other
users. The first time you run Dreamweaver in a multiuser operating
system, Dreamweaver copies configuration files into a user Configuration
folder. When you customize Dreamweaver by using dialog boxes and
panels, the application modifies your user Configuration files instead
of modifying the Dreamweaver Configuration files. To customize Dreamweaver
in a multiuser environment, edit the appropriate user Configuration
file, rather than the Dreamweaver Configuration files. To make changes
that affect most users, edit a Dreamweaver Configuration file. However,
users who already have corresponding user Configuration files do
not see the change. To make changes that affect all users, create
an extension and install it using the Extension Manager.
Note: In older multiuser operating systems (Windows
98, Windows ME, and Mac OS 9.x), all users share a single set of
Dreamweaver Configuration files.
The location of the Configuration folder of the user depends
on the platform of the user.
Windows XP platforms use the following location:
hard disk:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver
Note: It is possible that this folder is inside a
Windows Vista platforms use the following location:
hard disk:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS5\Configuration
Mac OS X platforms use the following location:
Note: To install extensions that all users can use
in a multiuser operating system, you must be logged in as Administrator
(Windows) or root (Mac OS X).
The first time you run Dreamweaver, it copies only some of the
configuration files into your user Configuration folder. (The files
that it copies are specified in the version.xml file in the Configuration
folder.) When you customize Dreamweaver from within the application,
Dreamweaver copies the configuration files into your user Configuration
folder. For example, Dreamweaver copies the files when you modify
one of the predesigned code snippets in the Snippets panel. The version
of a file in your user Configuration folder always takes precedence
over the version in the Dreamweaver Configuration folder. To customize
a configuration file, it must be present in the user Configuration
folder. If Dreamweaver has not copied the file already, copy and
edit the file in the user Configuration folder.