Due to ignorance, I now have two versions of the same website online, the only difference being one is all HTM while the newer one is HTML
The original was built using DW MX2004 with all pages having an HTM extension while DW CS5.5 has all pages with an HTML extension.
Obviously I want to replace the old with the new but don't know how to.
Should I use a 301 redirect in the new folder and upload it with the relevant details ie. Redirect 301/index.htm http:// index.html OR rename the new pages with an htm extension and hope that they've not been crawled yet ( they were uploaded 2 hours ago)
I'd be very grateful for any good advice as I'm staring into a rather dark hole at the moment.
Go into your dreamweaver preferences, (Edit - Preferences) and select the 'New Document' category, there you will see your default extension, change this to .htm and change any documents you have already created to the htm file type, (don't forget the dot before the htm file type).
On new sites you create, I would recommend changing this preference back to html for those sites.