Open ColdFusion documents in Dreamweaver

This document provides information on opening and working with existing ColdFusion files in Dreamweaver.


  1. In Windows Explorer, right-click the file and select Choose default program.

    Select Choose default program

  2. In the Open With dialog box, select Adobe Dreamweaver. Ensure that Always use the selected program to open this kind of file is selected. Click OK.

    Open With dialog

  3. Choose Edit > Preferences to open the Preferences dialog box.

    Choose Edit > Preferences

  4. In the right panel, select File Types/Editors.

    Select File Types/Editors

  5. In the right panel, click the Add (+) button corresponding to Extensions. In the field that appears, enter .cfm.

  6. Click the Add (+) button corresponding to Editors. Navigate to the folder containing the Dreamweaver EXE file in the Program Files folder. Select the Dreamweaver EXE file, and click OK.

    Select the Dreamweaver EXE file

  7. Click OK.  

Mac OS

  1. Right-click the ColdFusion file, and select Open With > Other.

    Select Other

  2. In the Choose Applications dialog box, navigate to the Adobe Dreamweaver file, and select it.

  3. Ensure that the Always Open With option is selected.

    Select the Always Open With option

  4. Click Open.


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