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Deleted files and folders in Dreamweaver keep reappearing

Nov 2, 2011 3:19 PM

Help! After I delete files and folders in my Dreamweaver sites, they keep coming back! This has been happening for the last few weeks and I do not know why!!!!!

I have deleted them from inside Dreamweaver, deleted them from Microsoft Windows Explorer (on a PC - Vista) even the recycle bin and when I click back in to a site in Dreamweaver, a small box appears real quick and they all show back up.

The boxes say: Loading link info from cache... and the another box pops up and says: Searching for new and changed files. You can safely stop this if you have not changed files outside of Dreamweaver...4800

Could this be it and how do I turn this off??

I have Dreamweaver CS4 and CS5.5 and it happens in both. Thanks!!!

 
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    Nov 2, 2011 3:41 PM   in reply to debdye

    What files and folders are you deleting?  _notes?

     
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    Nov 2, 2011 4:05 PM   in reply to debdye

    Yes and no.  It tells me that you are not trying to delete the folder that DW uses for internal purposes and *will* recreate, and it tells me that the return of these items you are deleting is not something that is caused by DW.  Who/what is doing it?  I have no idea.

     
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    Nov 2, 2011 4:41 PM   in reply to MurraySummers

    I agree with Murray.

     

    If you physically delete the files from your hard drive, they cannot appear in DW or anywhere, because they DON'T exist.

     

    It's like saying "I ate a hambugger and when I finished it, it was back on my plate again."  Just not possible. There is something seriously wrong elsewhere, but DW cannot create files where they don't exist without a user prompt.

     
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    Nov 2, 2011 5:20 PM   in reply to Curtis_E_Flush

    But, if you find out DW can do this, please tell me.  My business could use it!

     
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    Feb 10, 2012 9:58 AM   in reply to debdye

    Hi Debdye,

     

    By chance did you figure out how to solve that problem?  I have searched high and low and could not find a solution.  Every time I did files or folders, not too long after they reappear.  I am trying to clean house of all these useless files.  And it's difficult to move forward with things aren't in order.

     

    Help!

    - Dee

     
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  • M.R.Biesheuvel
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    Feb 10, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to debdye

    Your _notes folder is used by dreamweaver, so its the normal operation of dreamweaver to create _note folders in your website, their automatically cloacked so they won't appear on your live site. As long as you define sites in Dreamweaver the program starts to create the _notes folder.

     

     

    http://www.dreamweaverfan.nl

     
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    Feb 10, 2012 12:51 PM   in reply to debdye

    So I figured I would create a folder called stupidfileswontdie.  It only made things worse because I have two of everything now.

    smh.. I am really annoyed.  My next step is to get in contact with Dreamweaver themselves.  There has to be a solution to this.

     

    I have CS5.

     

    Also, is there a way of finding out which files orginated from which template?

     

    dje

     
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    Feb 10, 2012 4:18 PM   in reply to debdye

    I'm just tossing out some wild ideas.

     

    Are you able to delete files from other folders on your computer with Windows Explorer or File Manager?

     

    Is your local site stored on a removal disk like a flash or external hard drive?

     

    Have you run a complete system diagnostic scan of your computer lately?

     

     

    Nancy O.

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    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists 

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    Feb 10, 2012 8:51 PM   in reply to debdye
    1. Open up Site Manager and select your website.
    2. Click the Advanced tab and Local Info under Category.
    3. Uncheck the "Enable Cache" checkbox. Yes leave it unchecked, it's more of a resourced hog than an asset.
    4. Go down the Category list to Remote Info and uncheck "Maintain synchronization information" if it is selected.
    5. Go down the Category list to Version Control. Are you using and version control solution that might be rebuilding the last saved file set? Solved? No? Keep going.
    6. Under Category select Design Notes. Uncheck the Maintain Design Notes checkbox and then click on the "Clean Up..." button. Leave this unchecked.
    7. Click the OK button to save your changes and exit Site Manager. Exit Dreamweaver.
    8. Download CleanWeaver from the GniDesign website. It's a free tool from GniDesign that hunts out the _Notes folders on Windows systems and deletes them safely!

     

    CleanWeaver by GniDesign. Raleigh, NC .Net Software Development

    CleanWeaver 1.0

     

    You're welcome

     
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    Mar 9, 2012 5:02 PM   in reply to debdye

    Hey debdye,

     

    I figured out the problem.  It has NOTHING to do with Dreamweaver and EVERYTHING to do with the server that the site is on.

     

    The server my site is on has multiple users on it updating information. 

     

    So in order to prevent users from deleting files accidentally, the administrator set it up so that when you click delete the server copies it back.

     

    I created a folder called "trash folder" and drag unused file that I really want to delete inside.   The server moved the file and minutes later copied the file back from where it came.

     

    All the suggestions above I tried and it didn't work.

     

    However, once the administrator move my site to a different location with less restrictions, I was a happy webdude.  Delete = Bye Bye!

     

    Good luck Debdye...

     

    Let me know if it works for you.

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 12:34 PM   in reply to debdye

    Be aware that getting rid of the _notes folders *will* have some consequences.  For example, your Design-time styles will no longer work as expected....

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 12:54 PM   in reply to debdye

    @debdye - I'm glad this worked for you, it's nice to hear success stories!

     

    @Murray, I'm a DW user for 12 years, always disable the Notes fucntionality and my design time css styles have never been effected by this. This is more likely related to incorrect stylesheet linking.

     
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    Jun 4, 2012 1:30 PM   in reply to Bill.Kearns

    Not at all.  A Design-time stylesheet is ONLY linked while you are in DW.  It allows you to display a page with styles that might be dynamically specified and not used in a normal Display view rendering.  Please read the F1 Help about what a DT stylesheet does. It's definitely affected by the forced absence of the Notes files since that's where the DT stylesheet link is written. 

     
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