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Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a MAC

by eggboy / April 23, 2004 12:48 AM PDT

Hi All,
Modified some html files on an XP Pro machine running DW MX 2004. Site works fine. Gave all files to friend via CD. He has a Mac OS 10.3 and DW MX V6.0 (not MX 2004)

The site has document checkout OFF, Contribute Compatibility OFF. I checked the file attributes in Windows, and they are not Read-Only

When he opens a file, he gets this message:

"filename.html is a locked file and can be viewed but not changed. What would you like to do with this file?? Then below that are two buttons - ?View? (which is highlighted) and ?cancel?

The same thing happens when he tries to open a file on the remote site.

Weird, yes?

Thanks,

Eugene

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Re: Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a
by lateronj / October 10, 2004 11:03 AM PDT

Did anybody respond to this? I am having the same problem. thanks.

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Re: Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 10, 2004 11:34 AM PDT

I don't own or use such. My response is to call it in.

Why? You paid dearly for it.

Bob

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Re: Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a
by lateronj / October 10, 2004 2:01 PM PDT

call in in? paid dearly? sorry, i don't understand your post. can you elucidate a bit? sorry to be so dull.

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Re: Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 11, 2004 12:47 AM PDT

I'll intersperse my reply.

"call in in?"

Use the phone to contact support.

"paid dearly?"

The money you paid for these products. With that sum of money came books, support and contact information. Since you paid for both the Mac and PC versions, you should be able to get your question answered.

"sorry, i don't understand your post. can you elucidate a bit? sorry to be so dull."

Let me share this little tidbit. I ran into some person that was grousing about some software bug. Turns out they had pirated it and therefore couldn't ask for the patch. Even I wouldn't talk to him about it.

Bob

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Re: Dreamweaver MX files authored on PC can't be edited on a
by artbytes / October 22, 2004 1:51 AM PDT

This has nothing to do with Dreamweaver. It has to do with the fact that the files are on a CD. When Windows writes files to a CD, they become "Read-Only". In Windows you can make them writeable again by right clicking them and choosing "Properties". Then uncheck the "Read Only" checkbox. I don't know how you change this property on a Mac, though. You might try saving them with a different name and seeing if that helps.

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