When starting Dreamweaver CS4 I get an error of microsoft visual c++ runtime library: runtime error

Today I got an error message of "microsoft visual c++ runtime library: runtime error ..." when attempting to run Adobe Dreamweaver CS4. This is horrible!! Here is a screen show showing what I got: [caption id="attachment_705" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="my dreamweaver cs4 windows error"]dreamweaver cs4 windows error[/caption] My method for fixing this error on Windows XP was to do move the following directory into my Recycle Bin:

  • c:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Adobe\Dreamweaver CS4

Note: The “Application Data” folder is hidden and you might need to do the following:

  1. Choose menu "Tools"
  2. Choose menu item "Folder Options"
  3. Choose tab "View"
  4. Enable "Show hidden files and folders"
  5. Click "OK"

After removing the directory, launching Dreamweaver worked! I was also surprised that I did not loose any of my site settings.

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