IMPORTANT: Service config (on site I provided you) which is first safe before "barebones config", I'm working with that config now. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?
Macromedia Dreamweaver enables you to develop and deploy your Web sites according to development best practices.
I have tried to delete the cache file without any difference. I have reinstalled and deleted all kind of preferences. The only remaining option is to format the computer and reinstall everything. The problem seems to be when Dreamweaver is attempting to access remote files, it'll hang forever. Have you setup Manage Site on Toolbar/Site/Manage Site. PS2: Please, please do not buy a new laptop because that's not a reason in your case...
Maybe when you open file, the DW will contact with the server and it takes time. You can disconnect to the server and do your job after that you will commit it soon. (as some tech bloggers mentioned apro DW CS6 speed issue)... Select radio buttons on author's site services test and under that you have "save" button which will deliver a reg file of your taste for speed not just of DW on your comp but for any demanding software you're running... Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
As with any programming paradigm, it is recommended that you develop files in an environment separate from which a user can access.