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Dreamweaver Help | Import and export Dreamweaver site settings

Jul 26, 2012 7:58 AM

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    Jul 26, 2012 7:58 AM   in reply to Community Help

    I am trying to export my website from Dreamweaver MX on Windows to Dreamweaver CS6 on a Mac. However, the .ste file is showing up as a Parallels file. Is there any way around this?

     
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    Jul 26, 2012 8:22 AM   in reply to santafeart

    It doesn't matter how the file *looks* - go ahead and import it in DW's Site manager.

     
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    Aug 6, 2012 12:24 AM   in reply to Community Help

    I had to erase and install my Mac OS and now I can't find the site definitions I created. I'm poring through backups on my external hard drive, but can't find the files. Where are they normally stored?

    Nick

     
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    Oct 25, 2012 4:35 AM   in reply to Community Help

    It appears that the multi-site export does not work - it only exports one site, no matter how many I try to select.  Any thoughts on this?

     
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    Nov 10, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to diver-g

    You must be doing it wrong.  When I select all the sites in Site manager, and click to export them, they are all exported.

     
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:37 PM   in reply to diver-g

    Confirmed: DW CS6 on Win7 Enterprise x64: even with ALL sites selected in the list, it ONLY exports the TOP site in the list.

     

     

    Seriously screwed up my system migration attempt earlier today.  I assumed I must have mis-clicked, so I reinstalled the old HDD and booted up my old system again (thank goodness I didn't wipe it yet).

     

     

    Sure enough, after selecting all sites & hitting the "Export site(s)" icon below the list, it offers to export only the top site listed.  Bug confirmed on my system.

     
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    Jan 11, 2013 2:49 PM   in reply to diver-g

    I can't even export one site from this  without it crashing!

    Identifier:      com.adobe.dreamweaver-12.0

    Version:         12.0.3.5861 (12.0.3)

    Code Type:       X86 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd Re: Dreamweaver Help | Import and export Dreamweaver site settings

     

    Date/Time:       2013-01-11 17:47:47.383 -0500

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

    Report Version:  6

     
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:02 PM   in reply to Community Help

    is it posible to import a site that was created in an earlier version of Dreamweaver....say, CS3?

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:05 PM   in reply to IsleA-Row2_Seat7

    Does the crash occur for all sites you have?

     

    Where are you exporting the site to? If you pick a different location, such as your Desktop, does it still crash?

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:06 PM   in reply to bashirib

    Yes, you can import a site (.ste) that you exported out of a previous version of Dreamweaver. (Be certain to note that you must first export it out of the previous version.)

     
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:46 PM   in reply to Carey Burgess

    Well "Ghost in the machine!" I opened up DW this morning and thought I would give it another miss and long and behold it allowed me to export all my site settings for backup. Odd but true.

     

    Thx for posting back.

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 3:09 AM   in reply to Community Help

    I also tried to export multiple .ste files to a single folder without success. Individual files worked. I was able to select the multiple files, but only the first selected would import to the destination folder using the dialog in Manage Sites. Using DW ver. 12 Build 5861.

     

    As others have noted, the reason for my export of .ste files is migration to a new drive storage media. Moving all the files to new media somehow did not pick up all the needed information to allow DW to recover it's settings. Either the backup of these files fails or they disappear for some other reasons.

     

    In the end, however, I was able to recover my settings and make DW operable again. So thanks for the tip about the export/import feature.

     

     

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 4:10 AM   in reply to henryseiden

    I have tested this on build 5861 of DW CS6 on WIN and MAC both and it works fine. May be you should have tried resetting preferences for DW.

     
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    Jun 25, 2013 5:24 AM   in reply to bgupta16

    bgupta16 wrote:

     

    I have tested this on build 5861 of DW CS6 on WIN and MAC both and it works fine. May be you should have tried resetting preferences for DW.

    OK. Looks like you're right, then. What gave me pause is that the dialog  names only the first site of the group (and allows you to change the name of it!). Don't you think that's a bit weird? If you don't change that it goes ahead and copies out all the selected folders to the destination.

    N.B., your site does not accept .png graphics.

    Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 8.15.17 .jpg

     

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    Jul 2, 2013 2:02 PM   in reply to Community Help

    I am trying to open up my current website in Dreamweaver and am unable to figure out how to do so.  It is an html site from StormDance-Antenna.  It keeps asking me for the .ste file and that does not exist on the flash drive the previous person provided.  Any suggestions?

     
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    Jul 2, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to JBRAGGAK

    You will need to transfer the site files from the flash drive to your computer, then from within DW, choose Site > New and use the site folder you copied as your "Local Root Folder" under Local Info.

     

    Since the site wasn't exported from DW, there is no .ste file to import which is why you get that error. The site file only contains things like test server and FTP info for DW. DW just works with the .html, .jpg, etc files as they sit on your HD, it doesn't store them within the program or anything like that.

     
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