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Question #186

Mac OS X reports that it cannot find a valid application for the MXP file extension. I cannot install my extension. Is there a solution?

The Answer

Prepared Jun. 2006 by Al Sparber, PVII

If you experience a problem installing an extension into OSX, use one of the following methods:

  1. Use Dreamweaver’s Site or Files panel to locate the extension file (.MXP). Once you’ve found it, double-click the file. The Extension Manager should open and installation should begin.
  2. Locat the MXP file inside a Finder window. Once you've located the MXP in Finder, simply double-click it to open the Extension Manager and start the installation process.
  3. Email yourself a copy of the MXP file. If you use a mail client such as Apple Mail or Thunderbird, there is a strong possibility your client will force OS X to make the proper file association.
  4. Set the file association between the MXP file type and Macromedia/Adobe Extension Manager manually. You can find the Extension Manager program in your Applications folder.
  5. Contact us if you continue to have problems.

Make sure you restart Dreamweaver to complete the installation.

Note: These are Mac file association bugs and are not caused by our extensions. Do not download Dreamweaver extensions with IE5. Always use a modern browser such as Safari or Firefox.

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