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In-App updates in Dreamweaver

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Learn how to install in-app updates released for Dreamweaver and understand how these updates benefit you.

Installing In-App updates

Adobe provides updates on an on-going basis to keep Dreamweaver up-to-date with the ever-evolving technology. For example, updates to Bootstrap libraries or starter templates.

You can download and install In-App updates automatically or manually. The Dreamweaver preferences dialog box lets you specify the mode of update, enable, or disable In-App updates.

In-App updates are installed in the following locations:

  • Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Dreamweaver CC 2015\en_US\Configuration\Updates\
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CC 2015/en_US/Configuration/Updates/

Automatic update

When you choose automatic update, the download and install of In-App updates are transparent. When an In-App update becomes available, it is downloaded automatically. You will be notified about the status of the installation when you launch Dreamweaver next.


The image above is only indicative and illustrates an example of an In-App update installation when it becomes available.

The success or failure notifications are auto-dismissed after a few seconds. If you want to verify if the installation is succesful, check the Current Version number in the In-App update preferences (Edit > Preferences (Win); Dreamweaver > Preferences (Mac)).

Manual update

When you choose manual update, Dreamweaver notifies you when an In-App update becomes available. You can choose to download and install the update immediately or at a later point in time.


The image above is only indicative and illustrates an example of an In-App update when it becomes available.

When you click Update, the in-app update is only downloaded. The update is installed and is available for use only after you relaunch Dreamweaver.

The success or failure notifications are auto-dismissed after a few seconds. If you want to verify if the installation is succesful, check the Current Version number in the In-App update preferences (Edit > Preferences (Win); Dreamweaver > Preferences (Mac)).

Specify preferences

In Dreamweaver preferences, you can specify how you want to download and install In-App updates: manually or automatically. You can also choose to disable In-App updates.

  1. Click Edit > Preferences (Windows), or go to Dreamweaver > Preferences (Mac).

  2. Click In-App updates in the Category list.

  3. Click an option that suits your requirement:

    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Turn-off in-app updates
    In-App update preferences
    In-App update preferences

Reverting In-App updates

You cannot selectively revert In-App updates. This means that if four updates have been installed, all the four updates are uninstalled when you revert.

  1. Click Edit > Preferences (Windows), or go to Dreamweaver > Preferences (Mac).

  2. Click In-App updates in the Category list.

  3. Click Revert.

  4. Click OK when prompted to confirm, and then click Apply.

  5. Restart Dreamweaver.

List of In-App updates

Bootstrap update - August 2016

This update upgrades the Bootstrap version in Dreamweaver to 3.3.7. 

Notification for Bootstrap v3.3.7 update (in manual mode)
Notification for Bootstrap v3.3.7 update (in manual mode)

After this update, you will see that the following files, components, and templates are updated to version 3.3.7:

  • The CSS and JavaScript file versions when you create Bootstrap documents
  • Bootstrap components that you insert
  • Bootstrap starter templates

For more information on what's included in this Bootstrap update, see The Bootstrap blog.


This Bootstrap update is for Dreamweaver 2015 users only (versions 16.1.0, 16.1.2, or 16.1.3).

Bootstrap update - December 2015

This update upgrades the Bootstrap version in Dreamweaver to 3.3.6. 

Bootstrap v3.3.6 update
Notification for Bootstrap v3.3.6 update (in manual mode)

After the update, you will see that:

  • The CSS/JS file version is 3.3.6 when you create Bootstrap documents
  • Bootstrap components that will be inserted are of v 3.3.6

Note: The starter templates are not updated and remain in version 3.3.5.


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