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Restore Site definitions from CS 4

May 31, 2012 9:55 AM

I recently updated from CS4 to CS 5.5 on My Mac running OS X 10.6.8. I uninstalled all CS 4 components befroe installing. Now I realize I forgot to export my existing sites before uninstalling. I do have a backup and I know where the sites exist within ~Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS4/en_US/Configuration. However, if I just restore this folder and replace the current SitesCache folder with this one, it does not see the sites. Is there a way to get CS 5.5 to recognize these sites?

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    May 31, 2012 10:47 AM   in reply to auclander

    AFAIK, you have only 2 options: 

    1. Import saved .ste files from a previous export. You would have had to do this from CS4. If not,
    2. Enter site information manually. 


    Afterwards, be sure to export all your site definitions to a safe place.  Do it again if you make any changes.  I keep one set in my local site folders and another set on a removable flash drive.




    Nancy O.

    Alt-Web Design & Publishing

    Web | Graphics | Print | Media  Specialists

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    May 31, 2012 3:42 PM   in reply to auclander

    I hear you.  Upgrading is a pain.  Migrating site settings, extensions, custom snippets, etc... needs to be easier.


    Please file a feature request.




    Nancy O.

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