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How do I get my files to be recognized by DW

Jul 18, 2009 9:21 PM

Running DW8.2 on a Mac (OS 10.4.11)


I had to do a clean install of my OS. Now, after installing DW, my sites do not appear in the Files/Assets/Snippets folder in my DW window.I see my entire hard drive's folders!


How do I configure my hard drive to present my numerous previously located Web folders? I've back much of my User data onto an external hard drive but don't know exactly what to copy from the external hard drive to my machine an where to paste it. If copy/paste will not work, must I go to Site > New and enter every one of them from scratch??? (Hope not.)


Please educate me on the steps to take.


Many thanks, in advance.





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    Jul 19, 2009 3:01 AM   in reply to wcamp

    You should have exported the site definitions first. However, if you have all your old files and folders backed up, you might be able to find the Site Prefs file. There are instructions in the Dreamweaver FAQ item titled Backing up and restoring site definitions.


    Dreamweaver 8 was made by Macromedia, so the location of the file will be under Macromedia, not Adobe. Also, the version number is 8, not 10.

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