Transfer Dreamweaver 8 from Windows to Wine (or another Windows) including all Extensions

Well.. First of all I must say that I don;t know how legal all this is… On the other hand I do have all the licenses, but my extension supplier (InterAkt) has been taken over by Adobe and don’t provide support on the extensions anymore.

I really learnt to love them, I cannot do without them.

So here’s how it works:

  1. Create a directory-structure where you are going to store all the files to be transferred. For example
    • D:\DW8Transfer\
    • D:\DW8Transfer\Program Files\
    • D:\DW8Transfer\Program Files\Common Files\
    • D:\DW8Transfer\Windows\
    • D:\DW8Transfer\Windows\System32\
    • D:\DW8Transfer\windows\profiles\All Users\
  2. start regedit and export the key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Macromedia
    • Save the file as D:\DW8Transfer\macromedia.reg
  3. Copy the folder Macromedia from C:\Program Files\ to D:\DW8Transfer\Program Files\
  4. Copy the folder Macromed from C:\Windows\System32\ to D:\DW8Transfer\windows\system32\ (yes Macromed and not Macromedia)
  5. Copy the folder Macromedia from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ to D:\DW8Transfer\windows\profiles\All Users\
  6. Copy the folder Macromedia from C:\Program Files\Common Files\ to D:\DW8Transfer\Program Files\Common Files\
  7. Copy the contents of the D:\DW8Transfer\ folder into the C:\ drive of your new machine. All stuff should get copied into the correct folders on the target filesystem.
  8. Import the reg file on the target machine.

You should be able to run Dreamweaver now.

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